It’s Come to This: Farting Dinosaurs May Have Caused So-Called ‘Climate Change’

Posted by on May 07, 2012 at 8:21 am
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Look at the upside to this silliness. At least humans are no longer to blame so this mythical climate change.

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.

”Indeed, our calculations suggest that these dinosaurs could have produced more methane than all modern sources – both natural and man-made – put together.”

The research is published today in the journal Current Biology.

I guess they’ll now declare global warming killed off the dinosaurs.

9 Responses to “It’s Come to This: Farting Dinosaurs May Have Caused So-Called ‘Climate Change’”

  1. spepper on 7/07/12 at 8:25 am

    This is an act of pseudo-scientific desperation. Now they’re attempting to assign “climate change” to prehistoric animals. What’s next from those lunatics? Farting unicorns?

  2. Blue Hen on 7/07/12 at 9:15 am

    Barney, I told you not to stand near that volcano after eating a ton of those ferns. You’re gonna get us all killed….

  3. rich b on 7/07/12 at 11:52 am

    Wasn’t science once based on … science?

    Now days much of it seems to be based on speculation, unproven theories, political agenda, blah blah blah…

    From what I have read they seem to be leaving out the REAL culprit in this … the Sun and it’s periodic heating cycles.

  4. Elwin Ransom on 7/07/12 at 10:05 pm

    Well, thank God they’re all dead now. Just think of how bad it would be if dinosaurs were still around!

    I think I’m gonna get me a fishing pole and a baseball bat and kill off all those remaining coelacanth – just to be sure…

  5. bobdog on 9/09/12 at 8:38 am

    Don’t forget Walter the Farting Dog.

    He’s a threat to civilization as we know it. He must be stopped.

  6. RebL Foust on 11/11/12 at 5:14 am

    OK. I’ve been thinking this ever since I first read this scientific news. If the number of dinosaurs to the size of Earth was able to create their own demise from personal gaseous emissions….then surely the number of scientists espousing this theory to the size of of home/office should be dead from their own personal gaseous emissions.

  7. Purple Avenger on 11/11/12 at 5:29 am

    See, its like this — methane molecules from Dino-farts are apparently MUCH different than methane molecules from plant matter that would otherwise be rotting on the ground.

    Who knew there were two very different forms of methane?