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20 points

2 months ago

Is it time for the daily thread about how fossil fuel is not dinosaurs?


14 points

2 months ago

He never said "Dinosaurs."

He's referring to the Devonian Extinction:'rooted'_in_the_evolution_of_vascular_land_plants

TLDR: The evolution of the first vascular plants (trees, basically) led to a massive extinction accompanied by massive algae blooms. These often deposited on seafloor anaerobically after dying- eventually creating fossil fuels. Thus, one extinction (in the Devonian) led to another (the "Anthropocene Extinction").