According to a paper published in the latest issue of “Nature Geoscience”, scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK used computer simulations to show that humans will go extinct in 250 million years. At that time, all continents on Earth will squeeze together, forming a “supercontinent” facing temperatures above 40°C and high humidity every day.
The new study, led by Dr. Alexander Farnsworth, a senior research assistant at the University of Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences, suggests a grim distant future. The levels of carbon dioxide could be double the current levels, causing humans and many other species to die as they can’t cool their bodies by sweating.
In 250 million years, all continents on Earth will move together, forming a scorching, dry “supercontinent” essentially unsuitable for human habitation.