The Triassic extinction event, informally known as the Great Dying, was an extinction event that occurred over 200 million years ago.It is the Earth's most severe known extinction event, with up to 96% of all marine species and 70% of terrestrial vertebrate species becoming extinct.
Scientists examining evidence across the world from New Jersey to North Africa say they have linked the abrupt disappearance of half of earth’s species 200 million years ago, to a precisely dated set of gigantic volcanic eruptions. The eruptions may have caused climate changes so sudden that many creatures were unable to adapt—possibly on a pace similar to that of human-influenced climate warming today.
This study provides the tightest link yet, with a newly precise date - 201,564,000 years ago, exactly the same time as a massive outpouring of lava.
This is wonderful precise information, and reasonably useless.
While the rapidity of climate change inducing issues such as the rate of rise of CO2 in the atmosphere is said by some to be more worrying than the actual amounts, is this linked to this event over 201 million years ago?
It is more concerning that countries are not actiing together nor fast enough to do much about todays potential climate issues.