Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Gas from dinosaurs 'warmed Earth'

Dinosaurs produced so much gas that their flatulence was a key factor in warming up the planet 150 million years ago, according to scientists.

The BBC reports that British researchers estimated the population of dinosaurs around that time and scaled up the wind produced by cows today.

"Cows today produce something like 50-100 [million tonnes of methane] per year. Our best estimate for Sauropods is around 520 [million tonnes methane]," said Dr David Wilkinson from Liverpool John Moore's University.

Phew, that's a lot of gas!


Website: http://ukpix.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UKpix/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ukpix

No comments: