Lethally hot temperatures during the Early Triassic greenhouse.


Global warming is widely regarded to have played a contributing role in numerous past biotic crises. Here, we show that the end-Permian mass extinction coincided with a rapid temperature rise to exceptionally high values in the Early Triassic that were inimical to life in equatorial latitudes and suppressed ecosystem recovery. This was manifested in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224126


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@article{Sun2012LethallyHT, title={Lethally hot temperatures during the Early Triassic greenhouse.}, author={Yadong Sun and Michael M. Joachimski and Paul B. Wignall and Chunbo Yan and Yanlong Chen and Haishui Jiang and Lina Wang and Xulong Lai}, journal={Science}, year={2012}, volume={338 6105}, pages={366-70} }