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    Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    Some " light" reading for you...


    Sauropod emissions blow away cows, came close to modern methane volumes

    Giant herbivorous dinosaurs may have emitted sufficient methane to warm the Mesozoic climate, according to a new paper in Current Biology.

    The new theory, expounded in the article Could methane produced by sauropod dinosaurs have helped drive Mesozoic climate warmth? starts by advancing a theory that very large, long-necked dinosaurs, aka sauropods, walked the Earth in greater numbers than previously assumed.
    The paper also cites research suggesting that sauropod metabolisms were quite fast and concludes that the giant creatures could therefore have been rather efficient makers of methane.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05..._warmed_earth/


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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    Rotflmao

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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    So it wasn't PE after all???


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    YTBD..

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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    A combination perhaps???


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    Probably a combination of nature and nurture.

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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    RIP Dinosaurs.


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    Even without the extinction event it was inevitable. Top of the food chain, largish, and for the most part somewhat dull witted.

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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    What does that then indicate for mankind?


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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    zigzag3143 says thanks for this.


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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    it is not possible for a sustainable collection of pooping creatures to emit enough methane to be measurable, much less have an effect on climate.

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    Can be estimated statistically and smells much less than the real thing.

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    Re: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    mark twain, "there are lies, dam lies, and then there are statistics"
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    statistics are in the eye of the beholder

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