Not Just a Meteorite: Did Volcanoes Help to Kill the Dinosaurs?

Flood basalts may have helped kill off the dinosaurs (Photo by Ian Yarham)

Think of a volcanic eruption – Vesuvius, say, or Krakatoa. Double it. Treble it. Keep on multiplying it. Oh, never mind – just imagine a volcanic eruption so huge that it covers thousands of square kilometres and lasts for thousands, sometimes millions, of years. Now you’re beginning to grasp the scale and extent of the […]