New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever: Mercury...

New evidence for biggest extinction ever:

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“It was the asteroid.”

“No, it was the volcanoes.”

Perhaps this argument will never be settled.

I think volcanism has been quite well established as (at least one of the primary) causes of the Permian extinction for a while now.


The Permian extinction of 252 MYA and the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 MYA suspected of causing the K-Pg extinction are two different events.