A computer simulation of the Earth's climate 250 million years ago suggests that global warming triggered the so-called "great dying". A dramatic rise in carbon dioxide caused temperatures to soar to 10 to 30 degrees Celsius higher than today, say US researchers. The warming had a profound impact on the oceans, cutting off oxygen to the lower depths and extinguishing most lifeforms, they write in the latest issue of Geology. The research adds to the growing body of evidence that higher temperatures, rather than a giant space rock hitting the planet, led to the greatest mass extinction in history.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
250 MILLION YEARS AGO GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE CAUSED MASS EXTINCTIONS
BBC: "Boost to CO2 mass extinction idea" -
Musta been all those SUV's burning all that petroleum the BusHitler Crime Family was having Halliburton extract. Er ... um, but there weren't even humans around then, let alone any fossil-burning industry. So... er, maybe, er ... um global warming is NATURAL!? Hmm. And then there's the theory that particulates in the air causes global COOLING (more HERE). GEEZ: maybe it's all more complicated than the eco-fascists say it is!? Ya think!?
Posted by Reliapundit at 10:44 PM