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Largest Known Mass Extinction In Earth's History: Rethinking Atmospheric Connections

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An international team of scientists has reported a new theory for the mass extinction at the P/T boundary. The starting point for this theory was their discovery in the south of Russia and South Africa that microbial processes in present-day salt lakes produce and emit highly volatile halocarbons. The authors explain the similarities between the complex processes of the CO2-cycle and global climate in the past and the present.

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