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Mass extinction blamed on fiery fountains of coal

Mass extinction blamed on fiery fountains of coal

作者:堵内  时间:2019-03-14 03:13:01  人气:

By David Shiga FOSSIL fuels have a new crime to live down. A frenzy of hydrocarbon burning at the end of the Permian period may have led to the most devastating mass extinction Earth has ever seen, as explosive encounters between magma and coal released more carbon dioxide in the course of a few years than in all of human history. Around 250 million years ago,