Volcanoes killed with global warming, 200 million years ago

When Pangaea finally broke up , some 200 million years ago, the result was a lot of heat. Specifically, volcanism, as enormous flows of basalt burst to the surface , ultimately covering more than 9 million square kilometers. It wasn’t just the death of a supercontinent; it was also one of Earth’s five major extinction events–and the one that paved the way for the dinosaurs. [More]

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