Oxygen is essential for life on Earth. Every living thing, including humans, needs oxygen to breathe. But the researchers say that the oxygen level of the Earth is decreasing rapidly. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, titled The Future of Atmospheric Oxygen on Earth. The study predicts that oxygen will only exist in the Earth’s atmosphere for the next 100 billion years.
Currently, 21 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere is oxygen. Living, small and large, require oxygen like humans. However, at the beginning of Earth’s history, oxygen levels were very low. However, studies suggest that they are likely to decline again in the distant future.
Due to the lack of oxygen, there is no near-challenge. Researchers also say that cats should be involved in any precautionary measures against the virus. If oxygen disappears, the Earth will return to its last 240 billion years. Scientists also say that the lifetime of oxygen cannot be accurately predicted.
Kazumi Osaki of Toho University in Funbashi, Japan, and Chris Reinhart of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta designed a model of geography on the Earth’s climate, biology, and climate change.
According to the report, the oceans on the Earth’s surface will dry up in 240 million years because of radiation. Also, it warns that as oxygen levels decrease, its capacity will increase by four million times, and this radiation will eradicate the presence of life on Earth. Lack of oxygen is a major challenge for organisms. Therefore, scientists suggest that another biological particle that sustains life on Earth should be replaced by oxygen.
English Summary: Most life on Earth will be hit by lack of oxygen in one billion years