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Humongous Eruptions Linked to Dramatic Environmental Changes

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Science  27 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5824, pp. 527
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5824.527

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On page 587 of this issue of Science, geochronologists use precise rock dating to tie a massive eruption of basalt to the sudden 5°C warming 56 million years ago known as the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum. (Read more.)