Ancient glimpse of seas' bleak future

 作者:屈突睁冰     |      日期:2019-04-04 02:17:11
By Jeff Hecht FIFTY-five million years ago the Earth warmed rapidly, the oceans turned acidic and deep-sea creatures died en masse. A massive release of carbon gases has been the prime suspect, but no one was sure how massive. And it wasn’t clear just how long the oceans remained acidic. Now, sediment cores drilled from the ocean floor have revealed that the emission of nearly 4500 gigatons of carbon into the atmosphere led to the catastrophic global warming, and that the resulting acidification of the oceans lasted more than 100,