Life on Earth is dying, scientists say!!!
Biologists have no doubt about it. A dramatic episode of mass extinction is taking place in our eyes, consuming thousands of species every year. Something like that has not happened for tens of millions of years. It is possible that the victim will also fall victim to this process.
In 300 years will extinct mammals
Anthony D. Barnosky, a geologist and paleobiologist from Stanford University, announced a very disturbing forecast a few years ago. In his view, if the animals continue to die at such rate as they are now, about three centuries will disappear in about three centuries. Mammal species. Other specialists are even less optimistic, arguing that within 40 years, as many as 40 percent of all known species in the kingdoms of fauna and flora can be extinguished.
It is suggested that chalk death was a result of the cooling of the climate due to intense volcanic activity and the asteroid impact, resulting in the Atlantic breaking out of the megatsuna, and the sun’s rays blocked by dust clouds and sulfur compounds, resulting in several years of winter-long winter.
Over millions of years life has managed to revive and new species have emerged. At present, nature is in a much worse situation. Species are dying at an alarming rate. For example, at least 80 species of mammals and 140 bird species have disappeared in the last 500 years. The Association for the Works of All Beings reported that every year there are as many as 40,000 deaths each year. (!) Species *
Masses of the monsters
In 2015, scholars announced another worrying trend in the world of nature. The sign of our times has become so. Masses of tusks, ie the cases when tens or hundreds of animals died suddenly or in a short time — entire populations killed, among others. By disease or toxins. It touches mostly fish, cetaceans and other sea animals and birds. Having looked at 700 such cases since the 1940s, environmentalists have come to the conclusion that they are occurring more and more often.
Some incidents caught the heart. At the turn of 2008 and 2009, in the Bass Strait, there was a real drama of dozens of cetaceans. First on the beach in Stanley, Tasmania 65 sandwiches (mainly young) were found on the beach. At the beginning of January 2009, 45 islands were found on the north-west coast of the island, of which only a few survived. In March of the same year, on King Island (north of Tasmania) waves surfaced about 200 grindwalls, of which 40 were saved.
Life must disappear anyway
The bee monster drew the attention of the authorities of many countries and established conspiracy theories. Many people also realized how thin the border separates mankind from the organic apocalypse. Although the problem of bees has been partially managed, future projections remain unsatisfactory. The extreme one recognizes that even if it is possible to reduce the pollution of the environment, life will sooner or later be annihilated.
In the 1970s, British biologist and ecologist James Lovelock created the famous Gai hypothesis. According to her, the Earth can be seen as a “mega-organism” seeking to maintain conditions conducive to life. Nature is a self-regulating system of millions of species that affect factors such as the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere or the salinity of the oceans.
Based on Lovelock’s ideas, Peter Ward, a paleobiologist and mass extinction expert, has created a concept that says Mother Nature periodically allows a “bioreset” if life goes beyond a certain threshold. He called it the Medea hypothesis — from the famous Greek mythological insidious childfather.
The student is not about the fact that the Earth as a living and conscious organism will take revenge on humans for years of poisoning and destroying nature.
According to Ward, the biosphere is occasionally driven towards inevitable self-destruction. When the planet warms up, reaching the point where the ice melts at the poles and stops the ocean circulation, deeper anaerobic bacteria begin to grow.
Ward thinks that this process, not collisions with comets or asteroids, has led to previous episodes of mass extinction. What’s worse, there is convincing scientific evidence that it started again, and the bacteria are coming, “the scientist claims, adding that once again they could” suffocate “the Earth.
- These are microbes whose metabolism produces hydrogen sulphide. He is deadly for humans. You have to go to the Black Sea or some lakes to see that the water is purple, “he said at the TED conference, explaining that the color indicates the presence of dangerous microorganisms.
“One thing is certain,” Ward added. “Life in the form we know is just a” periodic manifestation. “
According to estimates, there are about 8 million species of living beings on Earth.