In the climate crisis exacerbated by man-made, human beings will “self-inflicted evil consequences”. A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania recently published a new study suggesting that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere could lead to a decline in cognitive ability across humans.
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Carbon dioxide is an add-on to human activities, and along with human industrial activities, as well as the brutal treatment of forests, arable land, etc., the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is gradually increasing. Studies have shown that too much carbon dioxide in the air triggers cognitive problems, which reduces people’s ability to focus and hinder learning.
Breathing oxygen-rich “fresh” air tends to eliminate this negative condition, but it will become increasingly difficult to get fresh air in the future, leading to “clumsy” conditions for the entire human community. In this study, the researchers simulated two different future scenarios. In both cases, students will perform various tasks in rooms with different concentrations of carbon dioxide in the air.
In the first case, students were still exposed to so much carbon dioxide, and by 2100, their cognitive abilities had declined by 25 percent, the researchers reported. In the second case, as usual, students exposed to so much carbon dioxide when the window was open reduced their cognitive ability by 50 percent.
This is only a theoretical experiment, but the scenario used by the researchers assumes that humans will not be able to curb their carbon dioxide emissions by 2100. We hope this is not the case, but it will happen in this way, and the amount of carbon dioxide in the air will reduce cognitive ability by 50%.