The Permian water world contained one massive continent, Pangea, and a single vast ocean stretching around the globe from coast to coast.
The biosphere and our environment are in a constant dance of self-regulation. Carboniferous cooling at the end of the period is a classic example of a self-regulating cycle.
The Carboniferous Period derives its name from our love of fossil fuels. Between 359 and 299 million years ago, life laid the foundations for Anthropocene climate change as massive coal deposits formed.
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Causes of the Late Devonian extinction are more speculation than fact. But there are various bits of evidence hinting at possible causes, and a possible answer is all of the above.
Between about 383 and 359 million years ago, 70 to 80 percent of the species on the planet disappeared in a Late Devonian Mass Extinction.