In Earth’s largest extinction, land animal die-offs began long before marine extinction

New dates for fossils indicate land animal turnover extended for hundreds of thousands of years University of California – Berkeley The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Peri…

Permian Extinction… Because Climate Change!

Guest eye roll by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… The Two Great Killers of ‘The Great Dying’ By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff The Siberian Traps in northern Russia…

Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

From The Guardian There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes Howard Lee Tuesday 1 August 2017 06.00 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 1 August 2017 06.02…

'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’…

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…

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…

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…