Palaeozoic tropical rainforests and their effect on global climates: is the past the key to the present?

@article{Cleal2005PalaeozoicTR,
  title={Palaeozoic tropical rainforests and their effect on global climates: is the past the key to the present?},
  author={Christopher J. Cleal and Barry A. Thomas},
  journal={Geobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3}
}
Wetland forests, known as coal forests, extended over large areas of the palaeotropics during the Late Carboniferous and the Permian Periods. They were initiated during the Serpukhovian Age as a response to lowering sea levels having exposed large areas of continental shelf. They expanded dramatically during the late Bashkirian Age, but then contracted by over one‐half during the Kasimovian Age. The estimated loss of carbon sink probably resulted in an annual increase in atmospheric CO2 of… 
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