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Coal-burning in Siberia led to climate change 250 million years ago

June 16, 2020 - General

A team of researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth’s most severe extinction event. The results of their study have been recently published in the journal Geology.

A lump of coal weathering out from Siberian flood basalts in…

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