What Do Changes in the Earth Mean? Part 2

In this article, we will continue the exploration of theories associated with the demise of the planet with several different predictions, including a huge meteor wreaking havoc on Earth, as well as the drying up of the oceans throughout the world.


In the previous article, the thought of the oceans of the world freezing up may not even have a chance to occur because other factors may happen beforehand. Some feel that the ocean waters may actually dry up or evaporate into space before freezing can take place. A professor of meteorology and geosciences named James Kasting has stated that the end of the world is closer than we think. He feels that in 1 billion years, there will be no more Earth.


His figuring is that the sun is increasing in brightness as time passes. This clearly, as we can see with the warmer winters and hotter summers that the climate is affected by this. Kasting believes that the temperatures will increase so high that the oceans may evaporate as a result. This in turn will send Earth towards a desert across the continents. This will lead to a decrease in carbon dioxide levels. In a ½ billion years time, Keating suggests that there would not be enough carbon dioxide for the process of photosynthesis to occur. This means most plants will not survive. The plants that do make it will not be enough to support all of the living creatures on the earth. According to Keating, calculations regarding the age of an Earth that could sustain life are around 4 ½ billion years and the remaining time for living things is about ½ billion years.


And what about the wobbling of the Earth? Early 2006 marked the end of the Earth wobbling as it rotated on its axis. Numerous researchers studying the changes of the earth are unclear on how that will affect the planet or those living on it. Perhaps nothing will occur, but if you believe that everything happens for a reason, we may be skeptical for the long run.


It isn’t the first time that a meteor has hit the Earth, but several astronomers feel that the planet will be clobbered by a large meteor or asteroid in the future that may send some cities underwater and serious damage the coastlines of popular cities, such as Seattle. Salt Lake City, Miami, San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles. Some believe that New York City will be engulfed by water and become submerged.


 Some think that Yellowstone National Park will play a role in the destruction of the planet. If this area were to erupt, it is believed that the consequences for all of us would be too detrimental to recover from. If Yellowstone were to erupt, it is thought that it would be worse that the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. How worse? It is thought that it would be 2,500 greater than that catastrophe. And we all know that last year was the warmest year to date. Many believe that global warming is a sign that the planet may undergo another Ice Age. It’s not just a cartoon, folks!