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Did Dinosaur Gas Change the Climate?

Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Global Warming
Science News by NewsLook

Dinosaurs could have released enough methane gas to warm the prehistoric Earth, researchers in the United Kingdom say. According to scientists, the gassy emissions from Sauropods, which are large plant-eating dinosaurs, would have been equal to the greenhouse gases currently produced by natural and man-made sources. Patrick Jones has more on the study. Photo Credit: Lehigh Valley, PA via Flickr.

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11:39AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Wow, I pity anyone or anything with a sense of smell who was around at that time!

7:10AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Billions of people, not to mention mammals all contributing to the evolution of the... Gasaosauras! Extra s is optional...Huge bipeds roaming the Earth and finally the galaxy.
Intriguing scientific studies on what could have been.

One person worries about the vast numbers of beef and dairy cows gassing us out of existence. Fear not, humankind has overcome many threats, the planet will always be around until the super nova. We might not be, but perhaps chocolate will acquire intelligence and do a better job. Until then, don't play with matches and stay away from camp fires!

So many doom and gloom stories from those who say grains will cause mental health problems if we eat them, sigh-whole grains on the list to avoid-love whole grains...still eat them, life is short so let us enjoy it, bring on the chocolate!

4:43AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

interesting concept

6:19PM PDT on May 28, 2012


7:04PM PDT on May 14, 2012

This is really a sad commentary on the funding desperation of higher academia, such that they ask their professors to spend time producing pop-media bait like this. The "calculations" are the most facile, idle speculation, in the absence of any knowledge of dinosaur intestinal flora, the ecology of fungi and other soil decomposers in ancient forests and swamps, the ecology of ancient insect communities, and other absolute unknowns. This is not so much a 'study' as a brain fart, if you will, by a university that wants its name in the popular media.

3:27PM PDT on May 11, 2012

i have a hard time believing this, but I'm not going to say its wrong because i really dont know since we have no real proof of that

3:15AM PDT on May 11, 2012

Ha ha ha, funny

9:51PM PDT on May 10, 2012

New thoughts about the power of gas or passing gas. I have seen a room clear because of gas; it's hard to think this passing by the dinosaurs would result in as much change as global warming.

8:31PM PDT on May 10, 2012

Lucky they didn't have matches in those days. Can you imagine?

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