The worst time in Earth's history was the massive Permian extinction that occurred about 252 million years ago, scientists said.
As noted in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for 2021, 96 percent of marine species and 73 percent of species of terrestrial vertebrates were erased from the face of the planet. Erupting supervolcanoes were blamed for everything. During that period, Siberian traps, colossal in area, erupted, and the Putorana plateau arose. When volcanoes threw out a huge amount of poisonous gases into the air, the temperature increased significantly, it became impossible to live on Earth.
According to the scientists' model, the eruptions led to a volcanic winter, which created a strong greenhouse effect. All bodies of water on the planet have become “toxic soup”. According to experts, the situation may repeat itself.
Scientists have previously stated that the harmful effects of meat production on the climate could soon make beef steaks a luxury.