Tag Archives: Permian–Triassic extinction event

‘Broken world’ blamed on Carbon

From the University of Leeds , 250 million year old certainty where there was none before, now megasized. Tropical collapse caused by lethal heat Extreme temperatures blamed for ‘Dead Zone’ Scientists have discovered why the ‘broken world’ following the worst … Continue reading

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The Permo-Triassic Extinction: A Question of Timing

Guest post by Mark Hladik Introduction In a 31 August 2011 article A blast from the gas in the past, Anthony Watts and company at Watts Up With That discussed a new paper by Montenegro et al titled, “Climate Simulations of … Continue reading

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Gradually heading to hell in a handbasket just as bad as instant doom

From the National Science Foundation: Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent of … Continue reading

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Mercury fingered in Permian-Triassic extinction

Hmmm. This sounds a bit like a sales pitch against “dirty coal” in support of the recent EPA Mercury ruling instead of regular geological research. I question this research claim because they only have evidence that there were spikes of … Continue reading

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