Did a 10KM wide asteroid really end it for dinosaurs? Or could they actually have been wiped out by something closer to home?
This is a claim made by research scientists at UCBS who are suggesting greenhouse gases emanating from unfeasibly large faeces could have made life on Earth unsustainable.
The research focuses upon the enormous amount of methane released into the atmosphere each time Diplodocus or awesome T-Rex parked their breakfast.
What we do know is this:
- In a single year the average Guernsey cow releases 80 to 120 KG of methane into the atmosphere.
- A lone Diplodocus could have released 4.5 times that amount in a single week - and that's in a good week.
Earlier this year scientists at the University of Utrecht indicated a possible volcanic killer: a burst of methane gas triggered by volcanic greenhouse gases.
But could the real killer have been poor potty training?
(More on this BS from UCBS as it breaks...)