The Weekend Wonk: Peter Ward on Mass Extinctions and the Paleo Record

September 22, 2013

One of the key indicators of what may happen in the future with higher co2 levels, is the paleo record. We can look at the Paleocene Eocene thermal maximum as a model for what our current pulse of co2 could do to the planet.

Peter Ward has been looking into much deeper time throughout his career.  The view over 4 billion years is instructive but not happy news.

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4 Responses to “The Weekend Wonk: Peter Ward on Mass Extinctions and the Paleo Record”

  1. Jean Mcmahon Says:

    I just finished his book “Under a Green Sky”..Very readable for non scientists

  2. Shane Burgel Says:

    What was the Seattle project that he mentioned?


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