Fossil begat Fossil

“The geological record suggests that fossil fuel burning might have eliminated most life on Earth. … During the Permian mass extinction, the eruption of the Siberian Traps through the Tunguska basin seems to have produced between one and two gigatonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Today fossil fuel burning produces 30 gigatonnes a year.” (

Fossil fuel burning caused the mass extinction that created fossils? Actually, yes. Now, how do you feel about history repeating itself?