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Re: K-Pg extinction global firestorms
On Fri, 29 Mar 2013, David Marjanovic wrote:
Two species of angiosperm pollen do apparently go extinct in NZ at
the K-T. But the other forest species apparently all came back,
eventually. There is also one or more fern spikes.
There's also a fungal spike: everything died and went moldy. And when the
forests had grown back, there are wild swings in their composition for a long
time; it looks like the hydrological cycle was completely out of whack.
If the atmosphere got that hot, and caused fires, it would probably
generate a lot of steam from bodies of water, would it not?