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Will The Earth's Oceans Dry Out One Day?

Global warming is relentless. Our oceans are getting warmer and warmer, and there are no signs of it cooling down any time soon, unless of course several volcanoes on the Earth simultaneously erupt. Will the Earth end up with vast lands of desert and dry ground where the oceans once were?

But even if humans keep spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, could the oceans ever get so hot that they begin to boil? Thankfully, humanity's current practices could likely never heat up the world enough to make that happen.
"Even if we burned all known fossil-fuel reserves, we wouldn't get nearly that warm," Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist at Berkeley Earth, a temperature data analysis nonprofit organization, told Live Science. "Though, it's worth mentioning that there are plenty of bad climate impacts that happen a long, long way before the surface is literally hot enough to boil water."

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And don't forget, the water doesn't just disappear - it returns as rain, which makes its way back to the ocean. And it can do amazing damage while returning, not mention supporting crops and, well, life in general.
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It's speculated by scientists (and other intellectuals) that the oceans will boil in roughly half a billion years. By then sun will have enlarged enough to do that. I'm aware this isn't accepted as fact by everyone, but it seems about right based on what we know about the life of stars.
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