It is the ultimate testament to the life of the academic. You spend ten years in the finest schools gathering your degrees only to find yourself calculating dinosaur farts. British scientists have done exactly that. Estimating the flatulence of sauropods including the gas giant, Brotosaurus. The result is a finding that the Earth’s climate was actually warmed by the huge amount of methane gas produced by dinosaurs. It was also the reason why alien civilizations never invaded our planet.
It has long been known that cows are a major source of emissions of pollutants, particularly methane. Cows, sheep and other ruminants are estimated to be responsible for one-fifth of global methane production — a greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
Scientists used cow farts to estimate the amount of gas produced by dinosaurs at 520 million tons a year. Perhaps the creationists are right and man did walk with the dinosaurs. If so, those primitive cave pictures might have been efforts to design the world’s largest air freshener.
The most gaseous were likely sauropods who fed on vegetation in the Mesozoic Era like the Brontosaurus. Studies indicate that the Earth was up to 10°C (18°F) warmer in the Mesozoic Era and apparently a lot smellier.
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Connect the dots or connect the burial sites around the world.
… ROMNEY 1984…OBAMA 2012..
Any entrepreneurs out there want to create this as a bumper sticker !
I am serious..or at least semi. I don’t have the skill level, nor a myriad of other things. Of course this phrase may already be in being, I don’t know.
The Turley Blog comment section is not unlike large portions of the memetic Internet, in the sense of the evolution of memes:
(Grats! A new wingnut zombie lie is born). Memetic evolution under the microscope before our eyes, even as the concept of a meme is denied.
How sad and true your comment is. I hear many conversations among fox or rush listeners that contain the phrase…..”Obama said”….what is so heinous about this is they are repeating what rush or hannity..etc. said.
These “hanus” (yes I mean the spelling) talking mouths put words into Obamas mouth, and then the minions of fanzis repeat them as factual. These straw men are very real to the devoted dolts. Woe is me, Woe to a future when a powerful media can make Dupes of us all.
Obama 2012…..or Romney 1984…… I would prefer others but reality doesn’t have wings.
“The past twelve months were the warmest twelve months in U.S. history, said NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on Tuesday, in their monthly “State of the Climate” report. (Think Progress).
Game over for the Climate:
(Jim Hansen, NY Times, 5/9/12).
In an Academic vein, nice to be brought back to Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels…
(the story about the university lab workin’ on converting huge amounts of excrement into useful products.)
Bob is right. Global warming is happening. And who else says whatever they want to promote their own agenda? Politicians and preachers, among others. Remember all the tobacco company executives who testified before congress that they don’t think smoking causes cancer?
James Lovelock’s changed opinion does not reverse human-generated climate change.
Fritz Vahrenholt is a Ph.D. chemist who works for the energy industry. He doesn’t do ANY research on climate change. His contribution consists of misinterpreting the work of others.
“An August 2011 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults showed that 69% said it is at least “somewhat likely” that some scientists have falsified research data in order to support their own theories and beliefs, including 40% who said this is “very likely”. (The number who said it’s likely is up 10 points since December 2009.)
As for “scientific consensus”, 57% of those surveyed believed there is significant disagreement within the scientific community on global warming.”
It matters not that a majority of the U.S.A. public thinks that “some scientists have falsified research data” (of course, SOME have), or that “there is significant disagreement within the scientific community on global warming.”
U.S.A. citizens believe in all sorts of things that aren’t true. What, exactly, do they think is the “significant disagreement”? There is no significant disagreement within the scientific community that human-caused global warming is happening. There are disagreements in the details, which is true in all science.
Good luck in disproving global warming by cherry-picking of news.
It’s happening whether or not you choose to believe it.
Yup, and some of us low-brow bastards, too!
I knew, before looking, that the subject matter of this post would draw a huge response from the sophistos who read this blog.
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