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Comment on "Lethally Hot Temperatures During the Early Triassic Greenhouse"

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Science  01 Mar 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6123, pp. 1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.1232924

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Abstract

Sun et al. (Reports, 19 October 2012, p. 366) reconstructed Permian to Middle Triassic equatorial seawater temperatures. After correct temporal positioning of their data points, their presumed trends of temperature changes, and hence their assumption of a one-to-one relationship between putative "lethally hot" seawater temperatures and a disputable equatorial "eclipse" of some organisms, are no longer supported by their data.

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