Permian-Triassic crisis: we were hot!

At the dawn of the sixth mass extinction, we look to the past to understand the greatest climate crisis on our planet or how, one day on Earth, life almost disappeared.

Much less famous than the crisis that ended the reign of the dinosaurs, more terrible and even more deadly: the Permian-Triassic crisis, 252 million years ago. The third great crisis of the living world is by far the most serious. It is called “the mother of all extinctions” with 95% of species wiped off the map. How do we study this cataclysm? And what does it tell us about the current mass extinction that we are witnessing today?

Triassic Permian crisis: we were hot!

We are pleased to receive Sylvia Craskin, paleontologist and director of research at the CNRS, specialist in major biodiversity crises throughout geological time and director of CR2P at the MNHN and damien germainpaleontologist of the CR2P of the National Museum of Natural History.

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today’s report

meeting with Nour-Eddine Jalil, paleontologist, professor at the National Museum of Natural History, scientific manager of the fossil reptile collections. Why did the Lystrosaurus species survive the Permian-Triassic crisis? By Antoine Beauchamp:


7 minutes

documentary resources

find the threat of the program of the day in the twitter feed of La Ciencia, CQFD.

[A Découvrir] > biological extinctions (Universal)

[A Découvrir] > dating methods (in rap)

[A Découvrir] > The most catastrophic of all mass extinctions in images (National Geographic)

Sulfuric acid rains at the origin of the Permian mass extinction? (Futurasciences, June 2022)

The volcanoes of the Permian crisis are not what we thought! (Futurascience May 2022)

CO2 could be the cause of the worst extinction in the history of the Earth (The Huff Post, 2021)

The greatest mass extinction in history may have started with a volcanic winter (Futurescience, 2021)

musical references

Headline of the day: baby-pop by France Gall

The opening credits: goka dunya by Altin Gun

End credits: pingpxng by Yin Yin References

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