It's well accepted that we're in the midst of Earth's sixth mass extinction
of plants and animals.
It seems highly unlikely dinosaurs ever used the phrase "wrong place, wrong time" but if they could have used it, that is how they might have described the mass extinction
event that wiped out all their non-avian varieties.
Exceeding this threshold will lead to the sixth mass extinction
of species on Earth, LIFE said, quoted by BTA.
News of a sixth mass extinction
makes for frightening reading.
The availability of such broad literature dealing with different episodes of mass extinction
supports its importance and interest among the paleontologists and other geoscientists.
Geoscientist Jonathan Payne of Stanford University, the study's lead author, has termed it surprising there was no similar kind of pattern in any of the previous mass extinction
ISLAMABAD -- The world is embarking on its sixth mass extinction
with animals disappearing about 100 times faster than they used to, scientists warned on Friday, and humans could be among the first victims.
The amount of carbon added to the atmosphere that triggered the mass extinction
was probably greater than today's fossil fuel reserves, according to the study coordinated by the University of Edinburgh.
We're seeing right now that a mass extinction
can be caused by human beings," says Walter Alvarez, a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.
This is the only record of the conodont fauna during the mass extinction
in South China.
By focusing on how researchers have pieced together these ancient whodunits, Mass Extinction
offers great insight into how science works.
Washington, Apr 24 ( ANI ): A new study on prehistoric big cats suggests that finicky eaters usually do not survive mass extinction