Climate Change Is Becoming Fastest in 65 Million Years

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At the rate climate change is happening, scientists believe this could become the fastest instance of it in 65 million years, which is about the time that dinosaurs became extinct.

At the rate climate change is happening, scientists believe this could become the fastest instance of it in 65 million years, which is about the time that dinosaurs became extinct.

If intervention doesn’t happen soon, temperatures will increase 5 degrees celsius or more by century’s end.

Given the speed of the transformation, coming at a rate that’s 10 times faster than any since the death of the dinos, experts are concerned that terrestrial life won’t have time to adapt.

Many species of plants and trees will need to migrate to appropriate climates, and some of them just aren’t equipped to make that happen in the time they’re likely to have.

At the end of the last ice age, when a temperature spike like the one predicted occurred, vegetation and wildlife had thousands of years to relocate. In the current scenario, they’ll only have decades.

That means flora and fauna would have to start shifting north at a rate of one yard per day.

Trees do shift from seeds spread by wind and squirrels, but the fastest known move happened at a pace of tens, not hundreds, of yards per year.

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