Climate change and the latitudinal selectivity of ancient marine extinctions
Authors: CJ Reddin, ÁT Kocsis, W Kiessling
Journal: Paleobiology 45 (1), 70-84
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CCATs Carl and Ádám show that global warming events do not always hit tropical regions most severely but sometimes hit temperate regions worst. Over the past 450 million years, there is a general importance of high tropical sea temperatures and loss of shallow water habitat in driving marine extinctions. Both of these factors are driving modern marine extinctions.