Global warming destroyed rainforests 300 million years ago – Telegraph

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Researchers believe the destruction of the rainforests kicked off an evolutionary burst amongst reptiles and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs 100 million years later.

And the scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Bristol University warned that the discovery is a chilling message that humanity could be wiped off the face of the earth if today’s Amazon rainforest is allowed to disappear.

The event happened during the Carboniferous Period when Europe and North America lay on the equator and were covered by steamy tropical rainforests.

via Global warming destroyed rainforests 300 million years ago – Telegraph.

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