I came across this article from Fox News Online, at www.foxnews.com, and I absolutely laughed myself silly. According to this report, there are actually some "Scientists" out there that are now saying that the Dinosaurs became extinct by farting themselves to death! (They are actually serious!). First, here is that report for everyone to see for themselves right here:
Dinosaurs 'gassed' themselves into extinction, British scientists say
The researchers calculated that the prehistoric beasts pumped out more than 520 million tons (472 million tonnes) of methane a year -- enough to warm the planet and hasten their own eventual demise.
Until now, an asteroid strike and volcanic activity around 65 million years ago had seemed the most likely cause of their extinction.
'These dinosaurs may have produced more methane than all the modern sources put together.'- Co-researcher David Wilkinson
Professor Graeme Ruxton from St. Andrews University in Scotland and co-researcher David Wilkinson, from Liverpool John Moores University, worked out just how much of the greenhouse gas the billions of dinosaurs would have generated during the Mesozoic era, starting 250 million years ago.
"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," Wilkinson said. "In fact, our calculations suggest these dinosaurs may have produced more methane than all the modern sources, natural and human, put together."
The dinosaur output of 520 million tons (472 million tonnes) is comparable to current natural and man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas, which scientists say is around 21 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat on Earth and causing climate change. Cows and other farm animals globally contribute up to 100 million tons (90 million tonnes) a year of methane.
NTS Notes: Desperation on the cusp of madness indeed.... I really don't know what to say here other than this is one of the most ridiculous notions that I have ever read, and to me a slap in the face of real science.
Believe it or not, though... These so called "Scientists" are actually serious in this notion. What they fail to see even for themselves, that our modern industrial world, and all living creatures alive today, produces just a small fraction of the so called "Greenhouse" gases that natural sources such as volcanoes produce. Volcanic eruptions alone produce far more than this figure of 520 million tons of methane, and I seriously doubt that in the time of the dinosaurs that ratio would have ever changed, even with them farting out their own methane!
What we have here is an attempt to justify the push these days for the entire fraudulent Global Warming scam by somehow linking the extinction of the Dinosaurs to them causing Global Warming in the past to the idea that it could happen again here in the present with us!
Dinosaurs farting themselves to death... What will they think of next? I can hardly wait to see...
More to come