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Under a Green Sky Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future (Paperback)

Author:  Peter D. Ward
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061137928
ISBN-13: 9780061137921
Sku: 204794837
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  242
Age Range:  NA
 
According to paleontologist Ward, all but one of the major extinction events in history have been brought on by climate change--the same global warming that occurs today. The author argues that events in the past can give valuable information about the future of our planet.
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More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90% of all species and nearly 97% of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle for paleontologists, and during the 1990s and the early part of this century a great battle was fought between those who thought that death had come from above and those who thought something more complicated was at work.

Paleontologist Peter D. Ward, fresh from helping prove that an asteroid had killed the dinosaurs, turned to the Permian problem, and he has come to a stunning conclusion. In his investigations of the fates of several groups of mollusks during those extinctions and others, he discovered that the near-total devastation at the end of the Permian was caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide leading to climate change. But it's not the heat (nor the humidity) that's directly responsible for the extinctions, and the story of the discovery of what is responsible makes for an fascinating, globe-spanning adventure.

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