[N]o one ever said anything about extinction—except for the news outlets that picked up the story for its obvious headline potential. Researchers had looked at global climate change, and found that, yes, such a massive amount of methane expulsion "could have been significant in sustaining warm climates." But reports that the warming was what killed off the animals? Blatant sensationalism, says Paul Myers, a biology professor at the University of Minnesota.
Glad we cleared that one up.