#1 Dinosaurs passing wind may have caused climate change05-07-2012, 10:15 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....
05-07-2012, 10:37 AM
They need to end Dr Dave Wilkinson job as a scientist and get him more suitable work like a dishwasher or busboy.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
05-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Conjecture double-down... Nice!Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
05-07-2012, 10:26 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.Be Not Afraid.
05-08-2012, 09:43 AM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
05-08-2012, 11:40 AM
These people are getting paid to come up with this shit?"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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