Extinction Rising is an internet novel focused on environmentalism, politics, religion and the engineering challenges of an extinction event in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is noteworthy that a debate over extinction scenarios did occur at the time of the Gulf oil spill. Many possibilities were considered in a best case versus worst case debate. Advocates of the best case debate won the argument simply by the fact that the damaged well-head was sealed within a few months.
However, the creation of the strains leading to an extinction level geological event take a considerable amount of time to reveal themselves, and that revelation occurs in a sudden and massive release of energy.
Recognize that Extinction Rising is an uncompromising attempt to display but one set of truths. It is not perfect.