22 Mar '16, 1pm

Climate change is destroying the planet at a rate unseen in the last 66 million years

Climate change is destroying the planet at a rate unseen in the last 66 million years

Our current rate of destruction far surpasses the devastating PETM, which led to a major warming period of 100,000 years. The study’s authors write, “Given that the current rate of carbon release is unprecedented throughout the Cenozoic, we have effectively entered an era of a no-analogue state, which represents a fundamental challenge to constraining future climate projections.” In other words, the impact of manmade climate change is unheard of in observable Earth history, which will make it much harder to foresee what is coming our way.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/climate-change-is-destroying-the-pla...

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