Thursday, March 24, 2016

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

The Washington Post: "In any case, the result was a hothouse world from pole to pole, some 5 degrees Celsius warmer overall. But now, new research suggests, even the drama of the PETM falls short of our current period, in at least one key respect: We’re putting carbon into the atmosphere at an even faster rate than happened back then."