The rise in global temperature is a problem that concerns the scientific community to a large extent and the Antarctic region is where it is manifesting in a worrying way.
This was revealed by a group of scientists from Royal Meteorological Society and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, after warning that the warming caused by man could transform the green in Antarctica, while the ice sheets shrink and the plants begin to colonize the earth below.
According to the Daily Mail revealsthe situation could be comparable to what happened in the Pliocene period, three million years ago, if the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere did not decrease.
In this regard, the teacher Give me Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic SurveyHe said remains of Antarctic forests have been found, which probably date back to the Pliocene era.
Researchers believe that studying the evidence of this era can provide clues to the planet's future, and so on. helping humans understand the pressures they might encounter.
The levels of CO² in the atmosphere reached an average of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 2015, according to data from the World Meteorological Organization.
If carbon dioxide emissions continue at current rates, levels could rise to 1000 ppm by 2100, the professor said.Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute.
This is the same as the levels estimated around 100 million years ago, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and Antarctica it was warmer and much greener.
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