The Earth's temperature is approaching record levels over the past 50 million years. This was stated by scientists who are included in the international group of experts on climate change.
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According to climatologists, if there are no changes in human activities on the planet, then by 2300 the average global temperature will reach levels that the Earth has not seen for more than 50 million years. Experts were able to come to this conclusion after studying bottom sediments. They contain tiny organisms that previously lived on the seabed. They made it possible to reveal information about how the climate on the Blue Planet has changed over 66 million years. As a result, a model was created indicating that the Earth has experienced 4 climatic stages – warm, hot, cold and very cold.
During the hot phase, the average temperature on the planet exceeded the current one by about 10 degrees. At the same time, climate changes were rather slow. Given the rate of warming, scientists believe that in just 280 years the temperature on Earth will approach record levels in 50 million years, which could provoke catastrophic changes.