On an­other planet

Sunday Mirror - - KHAN SAIRA -

Sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that nearly all marine species and more than two-thirds of land species were wiped off the face of the earth 252 mil­lion years ago – thanks to global warm­ing, which was caused by vol­ca­noes.

So if it hap­pened then, it can hap­pen now. And still world lead­ers don’t make it a pri­or­ity.

Sci­ence mag­a­zine warned: “Over the past cen­tury, the mod­ern world has warmed by around 1C due to the re­lease of green­house gasses from the burn­ing of fos­sil fu­els such as coal, oil and gas, rather than from vol­canic erup­tions.

“At the same time, Earth’s species are un­der­go­ing what some ex­perts have termed the sixth great ex­tinc­tion.”

Ba­si­cally, if we carry on as we are we’re sim­ply has­ten­ing the end of the hu­man race.

So it’s about time world lead­ers like Trump stopped emit­ting their own hot air and did some­thing about it.

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