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Scientists Unveil Emergence of New Supercontinent Inhospitable for Human Habitation

Embarking on an unimaginably long lifespan? ( 📺 ‘My Birthday Mishap: How a Single Incident Instantly Altered My Life’ ) Brace yourself, as scientists unveil the formation of a new supercontinent, Pangea Ultima, promising an inhospitable future for mammals. (unilad.com) Published in Nature Geoscience, the study echoes the ancient Pangea, emerging nearly 300 million years ago. (unilad.com) (unilad.com) However, the prospects for life on this new supercontinent are grim, marked by a lack of nearby oceans and soaring temperatures due to a hotter sun and increased volcanic carbon dioxide emissions. (unilad.com) Predictions paint a picture of scorching temperatures ranging from 50 to 65 degrees Celsius during an average summer, posing dire challenges for both flora and fauna. As the study unfolds, it foresees a mass extinction event for mammals globally, with heightened competition for dwindling resources in more habitable regions.

But the hardships don’t end there. ( 📄 Steering Clear of Time Travel and Causality Complexities ) (unilad.com) Alexander Farnsworth, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Bristol and a study co-author, likens the supercontinent’s formation to an impending environmental fragility, pushing the climate towards tipping points that trigger significant extinction events. ( 📄 Recently Unearthed Video Reveals Michael Perna Walking Through Capitol Alongside Police on January 6 ) (unilad.com) (unilad.com) (unilad.com) The grim reality extends to a scenario where the extreme heat and humidity on Pangea Ultima would render sweating futile for mammals, including humans, disrupting vital body temperature regulation. Farnsworth elaborates on the consequences: “When it’s too humid, it’s too difficult for humans to sweat. If we can’t sweat, we can’t remove that internal body heat, and we keep getting hotter and hotter, cooking our own organs, essentially.” While mammals have historically showcased resilience across diverse climates, the study suggests their inability to endure the extreme conditions on Pangea Ultima.

Reflecting on mammalian success in navigating various climates throughout history, the study notes their resilience to climate change but highlights physiological constraints that limit survivability. (unilad.com) (unilad.com) In a stark revelation, the study concludes that mammals, despite their adaptability to temperature fluctuations, face insurmountable challenges on Pangea Ultima, pointing to an unfortunate fate for those who endure the next 200-300 million years to witness this daunting supercontinent. (unilad.com) (unilad.com)

Photo credit: Temperatures are predicted to be around 50C and 65C during an average summer. Credit: Getty Stock Images
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