Friday, December 4, 2015

Phytoplankton to Die Off if Seas Warm by 6 Degrees Celsius Due to Global Warming.

Report: The World Will Run out of Breathable Air Unless Carbon Is Cut

“As representatives from 195 nations gather in Paris to hammer out a global agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that the failure to do so could leave the world gasping for breath.

“Marine plants such as phytoplankton are estimated to produce more than half the Earth’s atmospheric oxygen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For the study, Sergei Petrovskii, an applied mathematics professor at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, calculated how unrestrained global warming could affect phytoplankton and thus the ocean’s ability to generate breathable air.”.

He found out that once the world’s oceans warmed by 6C (10F) the phytoplankton have a mass die-off, depriving us and other creatures of Oxygen with essentially zero warning.

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