This MIT Scientist Says That We Are Heading Towards Mass Extinction


Climate change is only getting more serious and dangerous with time. It is pressing that corrective and preventative measures be taken to avert the impending crisis. A scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stated that we’re on the brink of mass extinction.

Daniel Rothman, a professor of geophysics at MIT, has also predicted earlier that there will be mass extinction in the future. He brought his concerns up again in an interview with Times of Israel saying that human disruptions to the carbon cycle will eventually result in calamity. 

“Every time there has been a major event in the history of life, there has also been a major perturbation of the environment,” Rothamn told the newspaper. “These things tend to come together.”

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Rothman states that there’s only so much carbon that can be injected into the atmosphere and oceans in a geological time frame before we reach an extinction-level tipping point. 

It was revealed from his calculations that the threshold for carbon in the ocean is roughly 300 gigatons. Humans are set up to contribute up to 500 gigatons of carbons into the oceans by 2100. So, his analysis clearly indicates humans moving towards mass extinction.  

This dire situation has led to an awakening for global leaders. They have started to take significant initiatives to evade this impending gloomy fate. For example, the UN Climate Change Conference is a huge step in the right direction. There have also been some initiatives taken in the geoengineering regions.

“It’s, I think, frankly a more difficult problem than the sort of stuff I work on because I’m just trying to figure out what the truth is,” Rothman told the newspaper. “One would like to see more but good people are doing their best.”


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