Ancient mass extinction driven by China volcanoes, study finds

A mass extinction some 250 million years ago – known as the Great Dying – was driven by a “volcanic winter” which originated in southern China and not, as previously believed, in Siberia, according to a new study.Researchers believe the end-Permian mass extinction began with several degrees of rapid cooling, followed by a longer period of global warming which, until now, has been widely seen as the driving force behind the near-collapse of life on Earth.How China’s clean energy push could make…


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