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    Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    The dinosaur output of 520 million tons (472 million tonnes) is comparable to current natural and man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas, which scientists say is around 21 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat on Earth and causing climate change. Cows and other farm animals globally contribute up to 100 million tons (90 million tonnes) a year of methane.


    Read more: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say | Fox News
    So it's not SUVs that are causing global warming, it's all you vegetarians eating too many legumes.

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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So it's not SUVs that are causing global warming, it's all you vegetarians eating too many legumes.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    Damn, I've gotta find a place to hide before you all find me and execute me for attempting to cause a mass extinction. LOL.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    The title just makes me smile.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    fox; when news attacks!

    if flatulence could attract asteroids, however, i can think of a few people that i would cease hanging out with.

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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    God put evidence of Dinosaur flatulence on Earth to test our faith in him.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    Yes....... The dinosaur version of Rene Descartes had a saying..... I smell, therefore I'm not.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    No, dinosaurs did not fart themselves to death. This is what happens when you get your information from Fox News.
    But the paper makes no such claim, instead suggesting that the mass of herbivores during the Mesozoic would have made a substantial, but stable, contribution of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere that may have been partially responsible for the warmer, moister climate of the era and the greater primary production.
    Source: Science Blogs

    Reads like basically the paper was saying the dinosaurs' emissions sustained the warm climate, which in itself probably oversimplifies the situation. It is probably more like lots of methane was in the atmosphere, it went back into the plants and caused them to grow exponentially. Herbivores grew exponentially in response and their consumption of the plants led to flatulent emissions that restored the methane to the atmosphere, keeping the climate in stasis.

    The study does talk about species dying off before the asteroid impact, but not from a warmer climate. It does not clearly posit a cause.
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    Nothing new here. The biggest contributor to global warming is not cars or industry.. but cows ... so it you meat eaters that are the problem not the veggieheads... hmm okay us meat eaters!
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    Re: Dinosaurs farted their way to extinction, British scientists say

    I eat kangaroo, a far more environmentally friendly meat.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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