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bijou
05-07-2012, 09:15 AM
Like huge cows, the mighty sauropods would have generated enormous quantities of methane.

Sauropods, recognisable by their long necks and tails, were widespread around 150 million years ago.

They included some of the largest animals to walk the Earth, such as Diplodocus, which measured 150 feet and weighed up to 45 tonnes.

Scientists believe that, just as in cows, methane-producing bacteria aided the digestion of sauropods by fermenting their plant food.

''A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate,'' said study leader Dr Dave Wilkinson, from Liverpool John Moores University....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/9250032/Dinosaurs-passing-wind-may-have-caused-climate-change.html

Rockntractor
05-07-2012, 09:37 AM
They need to end Dr Dave Wilkinson job as a scientist and get him more suitable work like a dishwasher or busboy.

Apache
05-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Conjecture double-down... Nice!

JB
05-07-2012, 09:26 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that's what happened.

Empirical evidence provided by "The Dutch Oven" is enough to convince me that temperatures rise after the expulsion of methane.

Odysseus
05-08-2012, 08:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjkaaWMznVk&feature=related

Articulate_Ape
05-08-2012, 10:40 AM
These people are getting paid to come up with this shit?

Rockntractor
05-08-2012, 12:33 PM
These people are getting paid to come up with this shit?

Pay them, give them prizes and honor, they teach our children, they occupy powerful positions in our current government and they drive heavy automobiles a high speeds.

Odysseus
05-08-2012, 01:27 PM
These people are getting paid to come up with this shit?

This is just more gas from those who have never learned to keep their more noxious emissions to themselves.