You're Nasty: Brutal Dino Gas Global Warmed Early Earth

May 7, 2012


$5 says I can run through that gas cloud without passing out.

In news that should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever been dutch-ovened by a t-rex, scientists believe the methane produced by dinosaurs in the form of brutal, tornado-like farts caused early climate change. Plus hundreds of forest fires from busting ass too close to a smoking caveman.

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.

Man, it sucks we don't have any Youtube footage of dinos breaking wind. Somebody should probably CG that pronto, because in my mind it's a sight to behold. Plants wilting, tree branches breaking, smaller dinosaurs getting blown away -- basically everything Jurassic Park should have been.

Thanks to Stubags and Will, who don't understand why we're always blaming cows for methane production. They can't help it. It's the people who don't have the decency to hold it -- they're the real criminals here.

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  • Guest

    So this would mean flatus is pretty bad for the environment if done in massive quantities. 

  • Amanda Norris

    Yep.  Known already.  Cows.

    ...and dinosaurs didn't live on the early earth.  Earth is 4.5 BILLION years old.  This supposedly happened around150 MILLION years ago.  That's practically last week in geological time.

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