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Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming paceā€”so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond. Their only hint? Look to the past.

Bositra radiata shells from the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event [Credit: Palaeoenvironmental Change]In a study to be published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy…

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