Earth is Loosing Oxygen

Posted by on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bad news... Earth is loosing oxygen.

Earth has lost a measurable amount of oxygen. Oxygen levels have dropped 0.7 per cent over the last 800,000 years.
So there is no threat to immediate threat to humans as it is so slow.

There is no definitive answer as to why Earth is loosing oxygen.

There are a couple of possibilities...

An increase in erosion could have exposed more material to the atmosphere. Or a slight decline in Earth's temperature could have allowed oxygen to dissolve easier in cooler ocean waters.

Nitrogen accounts for 78% of the atmosphere, oxygen 21% and argon 0.9%. Gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, methane, and ozone are trace gases that account for about a tenth of one percent of the atmosphere.



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