Did dinosaurs cause climate change? Huge creatures may have contributed to their own demise because they produced so much flatulence, say scientistsPosted by Dan McGrath in Cause/Effect, Climate History, Junk Science, Loonies
By Pamela Owen
Dinosaurs may be partly to blame for a change in climate because they created so much flatulence, according to leading scientists.
Professor Graeme Ruxton of St Andrews University, Scotland, said the giant animals spent 150 years emitting the potent global warming gas, methane.
Large plant-eating sauropods would have been the main culprits because of the huge amounts of greenery they consumed.