We must skip ahead a bit. To the time when non-anthropogenic global warming did run its course. It did become quite hot, killing off most creatures. But there did exist, a “last refuge,” an Island for the nurturing of life.1 Although global warming now, is most certainly, and definitely related to the sins of man against the Earth, it was related to natural processes then (of which man is not a part of). Alas, 250 million years ago, did Global Warming extinguish 95% of life in the oceans and 70% on land. Thank Science there were Islands of life that did survive. And though the fossil record did nearly disappear during this time, we did find at least one Island where a fully-formed marine ecosystem did continue to exist. It is to this massive death that we do owe our lives–just enough death to promote life to the greatest extent (Praise Science).
Posted on October 14, 2008 by TCS