Humans are equal to The Big Volcano and The Big Rock from Space?


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 12 June 2018

 

 

ANTHROPOCENE

Humans are Equal to The Big Volcano(s) and The Big Rock from Space?

How do you like your frogs cooked? Slowly Self-Cooked, or Naturally Quick?

 

Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms,
Florida State University, June 11, 2018.


Changing Oceans

"Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace -- so fast that scientists aren't entirely sure how the planet will respond."


Consequential Echoes from the Past

"... set out to better understand today's oxygen-deprived oceans by investigating the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE), an interval of global oceanic deoxygenation characterized by a mass extinction of marine organisms that occurred in the Early Jurassic Period."
(201 million years ago)

Geological Time Scales, US Geo Society.

Geo Time Scales, Wiki.


The Big Volcano(s)

"We want to understand how volcanism, which can be related to modern anthropogenic carbon dioxide release, manifests itself in ocean chemistry and extinction events"


Rapidly Increasing CO2

"It's extremely important to study these past events," Them said. "It seems that no matter what event we observe in Earth's history, when we see carbon dioxide concentrations increasing rapidly, the result tends to be very similar: a major or mass extinction event. This is another situation where we can unequivocally link widespread oceanic deoxygenation to a mass extinction."

 

NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
Today: Different Source, Same Result

"Over the past 50 years, we've seen that a significant amount of oxygen has been lost from our modern oceans," Them said. "While the timescales are different, past volcanism and carbon dioxide increases could very well be an analog for present events."


THE BOTTOM LINE

Human's planatary effects are not only equal to The Big Rock from Space, but are at least equal to, if not greater than the effects of major catastrophic volcanic activity.

Our only difference today is today's "frogs" are slowly cooking themselves up to the same temperatures that were almost instantly achieved by the volcanos and the big rocks from space that cooked-up those ancient "frogs."

 


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