A mass extinction which wipes out humanity will be underway by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.
By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our species.
In the past 540 million years the planet has endured five such wipeouts – including the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The worst took place 252 million years ago and is known as the Great Dying.
This disaster killed off more than 95 per cent of marine life when the seas suddenly became more acidic.
Now geophysicist Professor Daniel Rothman says we are seeing a disturbing parallel today – this time because of man-made global warming.
He came up with a simple mathematic formula which predict that the…