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Mammoth Burps Kept Planet Warm?

  • 06-06-2010 7:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Every once in a while I stumble across a story which is just too damn odd sounding to ignore...
    So apparently around 13,000 thousand years ago when the 'megafauna' of America such as the wooly mammoth and giant camel died the resulting abscence of the methane gas produced by them farting....
    "People just automatically assume that it's farts," lamented study leader Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico. "Eighty to 90 percent of methane ... is in the form of a burp."
    *ahem* produced by them belching all the time led to a period of noticable global cooling.

    Read more about it here.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,718 SkepticOne


    "People just automatically assume that it's farts," lamented study leader Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico. "Eighty to 90 percent of methane ... is in the form of a burp."


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,690 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    so mankind has already drastically changed the climate once !


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