Author(s): Peter Brannen
Was the asteroid the lone gunman in the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of year ago, as scientists have long believed? Groundbreaking new research now suggests otherwise. Experts increasingly suspect that CO2-driven climate change not only played a role in the end of the age of dinosaurs, but was also the major kill mechanism in many of the five worst mass extinctions in the history of the planet. Struck by the implications of this for our own future, Peter Brannen Set out on a trip to visit some of the world's leading paleontologists. Following them on the trail of these telling new discoveries, Brannen dives into deep time, exploring each of the Earth's five dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of what's come. Book jacket.
Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Wired, New York Times, Washington Post and Slate, amongst other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @PeterBrannen1. He lives in Boston.