(ORDO NEWS) — There is a danger in the world of the repeated destruction of the ozone layer, which 360 million years ago led to the extinction of many species of plants and animals. Researchers at the University of Southampton expressed concern after a study, the Daily Mail reported.
According to the data obtained, changes in the temperature and climatic cycles of the Earth caused a significant destruction of the ozone layer 360 million years ago. According to experts, the climate is again approaching similar global temperatures. If the situation of the past recurs, the surface and shallow reservoirs of the Earth will suffer from deadly radiation.
In the past, high levels of ultraviolet radiation led to the destruction of forest ecosystems and caused the death of many species of fish and tetrapods.
The researchers found that the burst of radiation was not associated with the eruption of a volcano, but occurred during one of the Earth’s climatic cycles during rapid warming after the ice age.
Scientists have called for measures to slow the pace of climate change, without which the disaster could recur.
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