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What would most likely trigger a climate change that could lead into a mass extinction?

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Two hundred years of burning fossil fuels is already triggering a climate change that could lead to a mass extinction of all life on Earth.
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Earth's collision with a huge asteroid. All of the volcanoes exploding at once would also. Volcanic outgassing
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How can a change in climate cause extinction?

There are a lot of reasons. One is a big cloud (like one resulting from massive volcanic activity or the impact of a large asteroid) can block the Sun and plants would not s

What would survive in a mass extinction?

Typically, cold-blooded animals are more likely to survive mass extinctions than their warmblooded counterparts. Animals who are lower in the food chain are also more likely t

What are the likely causes for mass extinctions?

  Volcanism, asteroid bombardment, radiation from space, climate change from various causes, disease, and (future) nuclear war.  

How can a change in climate lead to extinction?

well,some animals can't survive in a climate their not used to,or not meant for it.For ex:after the Continental Drift of pangea,animals that lived in warm climates were placed

When was the most rapid mass extinction?

The fastest extinction of life on Earth occurred 65 million years ago when over 80% of the earth's organisms went extinct. This occurred in a relatively short 2-5 million year

The mass extinction that was most likely caused by the formation and retreat of glaciers was the?

"It was the Cretaceous-Tertiary or the K-T Extinction." - Wrong  The K-T Extinction was the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, which was more widely believed to