MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: Can we tell if there were ever periods of extreme heat on earth.

Date: Wed Jan 3 14:53:29 2001
Posted By: Charles McClaugherty, Faculty, Environmental Science (Ecology), Mount Union College
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 975975000.Es

There are many ways that scientists attempt to study the paleoclimate
Here is a very good site from the university of Michigan that covers much 
of that:

Another site that uses some neat graphics is

It does not seem that the heat was so great to have caused mass 
extinctions, but you be the judge after reviewing these sites!

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