Brock-led team says methane spike responsible for near-extinction 252 million years ago

If you’re looking for insight into the current climate change debate, travel back — way back — to around 252 million years ago, when life on Earth nearly came to a screeching halt. Brock University Earth Sciences researchers and professors, Uwe Brand and Nigel Blamey have recently shown that a huge release of methane into the Earth’s atmosphere near the end of the Permian geological period was responsible for what’s been described as the “greatest natural catastrophe that’s been experienced by life on Earth.” Those findings are relevant today as research into contemporary climate change continues. Read more here

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