One of Most Severe Species Extinctions Under Way

September 28, 2010 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jenny Goldie of Sustainable Population Australia for this article.

The world is facing a mass extinction event that could be greater than that of the dinosaurs, new research shows.

Macquarie University palaeobiologist Dr John Alroy used fossils to track the fate of major groups of marine animals throughout the earth’s history.

He compiled data from nearly 100,000 fossil collections worldwide, tracking the fate of marine animals during extreme extinction events some 250 million years ago.

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