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Climate change study puts expiration date on all mammals


A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience has revealed that climate change will eventually cause a mass extinction event in around 250 million years, wiping out all mammals on Earth due to their inability to withstand extreme heat. The study used supercomputer simulations to project how global temperatures will increase as the sun becomes brighter and emits more energy, and how the movement of the earth's tectonic plates will cause the formation of another supercontinent. This supercontinent will result in more frequent volcanic eruptions, producing huge releases of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and further warming the planet. Researchers have warned that it is important to not lose sight of the ongoing global climate crisis resulting from human emissions of greenhouse gases.


What type of global warming will lead to the extinction of all mammals in 250 million years?
Unprecedented global warming will lead to the extinction of all mammals in 250 million years.

What is the name of the predicted supercontinent that will form in 250 million years?
The predicted supercontinent is called Pangea Ultima.

What are the three elements that will contribute to the extreme heat predicted for the future?
The three elements that will contribute to the extreme heat predicted for the future are the continentality effect, hotter sun, and more CO2 in the atmosphere.

How much of Earth's landmass is predicted to be habitable for mammals when the supercontinent forms?
About 8 to 16 percent of Earth's landmass is predicted to be habitable for mammals when the supercontinent forms.

What are the implications of the study for identifying other habitable planets?
The findings of the study suggest that the landmass layout for a distant world could be a key factor when determining how liveable it may be for humans.

AI Comments

👍 This article provides a comprehensive look at the long-term effects of climate change and how it will impact the future of Earth's inhabitants. The research used in the study is incredibly detailed and provides an in-depth look at the effects of climate change.

👎 The article is alarmist in its description of climate change and the doomsday predictions it makes could be seen as scaremongering. The article also fails to provide any solutions or practical ways to mitigate climate change.

AI Discussion

Me: It's a climate change study that predicts that all mammals will be wiped out in about 250 million years due to the formation of a massive, ultra-hot and largely uninhabitable supercontinent called Pangea Ultima.

Friend: Wow, that's really scary. It's hard to even comprehend a timeline like that. What are the implications of this study?

Me: Well, the study highlights the importance of taking action against the current global climate crisis. If we don't reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, we could face the same fate much sooner than the 250 million years predicted by the study. It also suggests that the landmass layout of planets will be a key factor when determining their habitability for humans.

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Technical terms

Climate Change
A long-term change in the Earth's climate, or of a region on Earth, that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity, such as the burning of fossil fuels or the clearing of forests.
A large landmass that is composed of multiple continents that have been fused together.
Tectonic Plates
Large pieces of the Earth's crust that move and interact with each other, causing earthquakes and other geological events.
Volcanic Eruptions
The sudden release of molten rock, ash, and gases from a volcano.
Carbon Dioxide
A colorless, odorless gas that is produced by burning fossil fuels and is a major contributor to global warming.
A state of dormancy in which an animal reduces its metabolic rate and body temperature in order to conserve energy.
A computer that is much more powerful than a regular computer, and is used for tasks such as weather forecasting and scientific research.
Net-Zero Emissions
A goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a level that is equal to or lower than the amount of emissions that are removed from the atmosphere.

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