Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dinosaur gases 'warmed the Earth'

This from the BBC, you are gonna love this, turns out man is not the problem for global warming, it was the dinosaur's who farted themselves into extinction!  All these years Al Gore has been telling us it was "man made" gases from fossil fuels that are destroying the earth and here we have a BBC scientist telling us it was dinosaur's flatulunce that caused the earth to heat up.  And these are the same kooks who are telling us now it is man's use of energy that is heating the earth, kinda tells you who is shoveling sh#t these days.

Here is the whole article for your reading pleasure, you simply can't make this stuff up!

Giant dinosaurs could have warmed the planet with their flatulence, say researchers.
British scientists have calculated the methane output of sauropods, including the species known as Brontosaurus.
By scaling up the digestive wind of cows, they estimate that the population of dinosaurs - as a whole - produced 520 million tonnes of gas annually.
They suggest the gas could have been a key factor in the warm climate 150 million years ago.

With the knowledge that livestock emissions currently contribute a significant part to global methane levels, the researchers used existing data to estimate how sauropods could have affected the climate.
Their calculations considered the dinosaurs' estimated total population and used a scale that links biomass to methane output for cattle.
"Cows today produce something like 50-100 [million tonnes] per year. Our best estimate for Sauropods is around 520 [million tonnes]," said Dr Wilkinson.

Current methane emissions amount to around 500 million tonnes a year from a combination of natural sources, such as wild animals, and human activities including dairy and meat production.
Expressing his surprise at the comparative figures, Dr Wilkinson added that dinosaurs were not the sole producers of methane at the time.
"There were other sources of methane in the Mesozoic so total methane level would probably have been much higher than now," he said.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

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