“The Last Dinosaur” –‘Asteroid Impact or Lava Flows and Deadly Gases’

 

Mass Extinction

 

“Everyone has heard that the dinosaurs died from an asteroid hitting the Earth,” said Princeton geoscientist Blair Schoene. “What many people don’t realize is that there have been many other mass extinctions in the last 500 million years, and many of them coincide with large volcanic outpourings.” The thousands of tons of lava would have killed anything living nearby, but the gases reached around the world.

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“Global Cooling” –Shock of Rapid Climate Change Ended Dinosaur Epoch

End of the Dinosaur Epoch

 

“The cold would have been a shock from which most creatures would never have recovered, disappearing entirely from the fossil record: literally, a mass extinction.”

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