Writ in Water

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[178] � An important aspect of Ward�s Medea hypothesis work is that about 1,000 PPM of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which might be reached in this century if we keep burning fossil fuels, may artificially induce Canfield Oceans and result in hydrogen sulfide events. [179] � Those are not wild-eyed doomsday speculations, but logical outcomes of current trends and growing understanding of previous catastrophes, proposed by leading scientists.� Hundreds of hypoxic dead zones already exist on Earth, which are primarily manmade.� Even if those events are �only� 10% likely to happen in the next century, that we are flirting with them at all should make us shudder, for a few reasons, one of which is the awesome damage that it would inflict on the biosphere, including humanity, and another is that it is entirely preventable with the use of technologies that already exist on the planet .� Mass extinction events can seem quite capricious as to what species live or die.� Ammonoids generally outcompeted their ancestral nautiloids for hundreds of millions of years.� Ammonoids were lightweight versions of nautiloids, and they often thrived in shallow waters while nautiloids were banished to deep waters.� Both dwindled over time, as they were outcompeted by new kinds of marine denizens.� In the Permian and Triassic mass extinctions, deep-water animals generally suffered more than surface dwellers did, but the nautiloids� superior respiration system still saw them survive.� Also, nautiloids laid relatively few eggs that took about a year to hatch, while ammonoids laid more eggs that hatched faster.� However, the asteroid-induced Cretaceous mass extinction annihilated nearly all surface life while the deep-water animals fared better, and nautiloid embryos that rode out the storm in their eggs were survivors.� The C retaceous extinction wiped out the remaining ammonoids while nautiloids are still with us and comprise another group of living fossils, although that status is disputed in 2014. 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