The 6th Extinction: End Of Human Race, Is It Possible?
Many scientists are estimating that the world is at the beginning of the new extinction. This phenomenon means the disappearance of species in tremendously high numbers in a very short time. It already happened five times in the last 500 million years. More than 90% species that used to walk, fly, swim or crawl are now long gone. Extinct. Never to come back. Are we next?
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1. Ordovician-silurian Extinction
This one happened around 440 million years ago, and it killed nearly 70% living beings. During that time most of the species were in the water. It is believed that glaciers were formed very fast, freezing the most part of the ocean, which led to extremely low tide, therefore killing a bunch of organisms.
2. Devonian Extinction
It happened between 365 and 375 million years ago, destroying nearly three-quarters of living beings. Again, the ones that suffered most were sea creatures.
3. Permian-Triassic Extinction
This mass extinction occurred 252 million years ago, and it’s also called “The mother of all extinctions”. It was caused by asteroids impact and volcano activity. It annihilated an astonishing 95% of the Earth’s flora and fauna. That’s unbelievable! And it also destroyed, for the first time ever, all insects. Still, they somehow came back, unfortunately for many of us. Just kidding, even though we don’t like them, they’re essential to nature.
4. Triassic-Jurassic Extinction
Happened 210 million years ago but the cause is uncertain. There are many different opinions, such as massive lava eruption, asteroids, etc. But basically, no one knows. 70 to 80% of the species were extinct, most of them were pre dinosaur species.
5. Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction
This is the most famous one – one that killed the dinosaurs. It happened 65 million years ago. And even though we all love dinosaurs (probably wouldn’t love them in real life), their death made human life possible. It was their end, but our beginning.
6. Human life?
It could be, we just can’t know. Are you intrigued and wish to learn more about when our species will be replaced by some other species? Then maybe this book will give you more info. All of the previous 5 extinctions happened suddenly, so why wouldn’t it happen to us? In fact, it definitely will. How? We can’t know that either. It might be a natural disaster or aliens. But the only question is – when? It’s been a long 65 million years after the last extinction. Maybe it’s our time now. Maybe in 100 years, maybe a year. Or perhaps tomorrow.
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