The Siberian Traps are the result of great volcanic activity where for 252 million years ago. The lava flows of flood basalt created a stair-like structure in the landscape seen today as sequences or layers. Here at Norilsk.
Published Feb. 28, 2020 11:42 AM

It's not about the Black Death or the dinosaurs dying out. "The Great Dying" is an event in the geological perspective. The largest of all mass extinctions on Earth. We are at the end of the Permian Period, 252 million years ago.

Even if we change our emissions now, we are committed to a lot of ice melt, says Prof. Kääb. Photo: Sharada Prasad CS (CC BY 2.0)
Published Jan. 7, 2020 10:48 AM

– We need to understand how glaciers are shrinking in order to better adapt to climate change impacts such as changes to water supply, landslides and avalanches, says Prof. Andreas Kääb, a glacier expert from the University of Oslo in Norway.