For those who still think that global warming is a heresy of ecologists or who do not care about this phenomenon, here are some photos and data that should make them change their minds ...
“We” are well and truly initiating the 6th mass extinction… the release of methane hydrates will do the “rest”.
It is indeed this cause that seems the most likely to explain the greatest extinction that the earth has known: that of the first..
Indeed, according to various researchers, this extinction seems to be due to global warming in two stages and this over several tens of thousands of years.
1) Volcanic eruptions have triggered global warming of the order of 4 to 5 ° C.
2) This first heating was sufficient to release enormous quantities of methane hydrates which would thus have doubled the effect of the first heating, ie from 10 to 12 ° C. (this places the Sahara at the latitude of Belgium)
Replace volcanic eruptions with our greenhouse gas emissions and it could well happen again… but much faster… A few centuries at most.