It has been found that the carbon emission rate in the modern world is reaching abnormal heights, according to a research report published in Nature Geoscience on March 21, 2016.
The emission is now more than Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, PETM which happened 56 million years ago.
Richard Zeebe of the University of Hawaii, the lead researcher of the study told that modern human community is emitting 10 billion tonnes of carbon each year which is quite more than the PETM period which issued 1.1 billion per year.
Richard Zebee believes that this new finding is a big challenge in predicting future climatic changes, as we have no scope for comparing the state of earth in the past.
He also added that future climatic changes will be too drastic and it will be more vigorous than the unexpected events which happened during the time of dinosaur reign.
Zebee emphasized that PETM is the only period in the history of Earth which marked massive carbon emission, and now, we have crossed it in a huge margin. We can undoubtedly conclude that it is human interventions which resulted in this alarming state.
Scientists are still unaware of the factors which resulted in the drastic rise of CO2 during Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Many experts believe that sudden release of underwater methane triggered by volcanic eruption is the primary cause behind the Carbon emission 56 million years ago.
Researchers believe that future climatic changes will be more worse and devastating than the Cenozoic era, and this is something which should be kept bare in mind by environmentalists and National leaders all over the world.