‘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 extinction of all time lasted so long – it was simply too hot to survive.…

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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 the Permian-Triassic Boundary:  Ocean Acidification and the Extinction Event”.  This paper places the blame for…

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 Mercury during those events, not that they caused or accelerated the extinctions. The PR states:…