Largest Extinction in History of Earth Caused by Rapid Warming, Suggests Reportdate_range
The global population is now consistently being warned about how the ongoing global warming could lead to the extinction of human and other living beings, making the Earth an inhabitable place. Now, a study has suggested that one of the biggest extinction in the history of Earth was caused by nothing other than a rapid warming of the atmosphere.
According to this study, the mentioned event had caused the extinction of 96% of marine beings as well as almost two-thirds of terrestrial beings. The event, which happened 252 Million years ago, is one of the biggest ones in the history of Earth and has had its impact all the while. The terrestrial and marine being that is now found on the Earth were later developed.
This study also refutes the argument that the fate of the dinosaurs was the biggest calamity that the Earth had seen. It should be noted that the case of dinosaurs happened just 65 Million years ago. Even the species of dinosaurs had later developed from the great dying that has caused many beings to perish. All these have now been proven to be caused by a spike in the Earth atmospheric temperature.
“This really would be a terrible, terrible time to be around on the planet. It shows us that when the climate and ocean chemistry changes quickly, you can reach a point where species don’t survive. It took millions of years to recover from the Permian event, which is essentially permanent from the perspective of human timescales,” said Payne.
Of course, scientists want to emphasize the fact that the current scenario of global warming would also have the same impact on human beings as well as the other mammals on earth. It should be noted that the case of marine animals was really at stake when the aforesaid incident happened. And, quite recently, the sources had reported the declining nature of marine resources.