Volcanism and the end-Ordovician Mass Extinction

Dr. David Jones (Amherst College), Fike, and co-authors publish an intriguing new paper about the potential role of volcanic activity in inducing the end-Ordovician glaciation and associated mass extinctions.

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Paper (Jones et al., 2017 Geology) is picked up in the international press!

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/when-will-the-earth-try-to-kill-us-again/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/volcanoes-may-have-triggered-the-last-unexplained-mass-extinction/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170530082345.htm