Study says rising temperatures might turn Earth into a "hothouse"
Researchers involved in the study if temperatures rise more that 2°C, parts of our planet could become uninhabitable.
WORLD — Scientists are warning the public that a chain of domino events could take place if global temperatures continue to rise.
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America says Earth is approaching "hothouse" conditions if global temperatures rise more than 2 degrees Celsius.
Scientists also stated that once temperatures hit the tipping point, where Earth's natural systems will be triggered, this will further increase global warming.
Right now, the earth's forests, land and other natural systems work to absorb around 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon, to prevent carbon from ending up in the atmosphere.
However, if temperatures continue to warm the planet, these natural systems may end up releasing more carbon than they take in.
In the report, the researchers warn rising temperatures could also lead to rising sea levels up to 60 meters from today's shorelines.
Some places would become uninhabitable if the earth continues to get warmer and warmer.
However, the researchers ended on an optimistic note, saying this catastrophe could be avoided if action is taken immediately to change how we are impacting Earth's natural systems.
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