Life on Earth has only 1.75 billion years left
If you think that 1.75 billion years is not a lot of time, maybe there is hope after all …
Scientists have done the math, and according to their calculations, life on Earth has 1.75 billion to 3.25 billion years left to thrive.
Oh, that’s different.
And that’s if a giant asteroid or a nuclear war doesn’t finish us off first.
Or we don’t all individually die a thousand different things.
Yes, there is a big difference between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years, but predicting the end of life on our planet it is not an exact science, at least not yet.
Hey, that’s science-bashing! Stop it now!
To arrive at that 1.5-billion-year doomsday spread, graduate student Andrew Rushby of the University of East Anglia in Britain created two slightly different equations that estimate the length of time Earth will remain in the “habitable zone” around the sun. More.
At least they used the term “habitable zone,” and even explain it. Hey, hope.