It’s shocking to see how scientific study has evolved. The extinction of dinosaurs has never been contemplated in this way before. The mere fact that they may have done themselves in by way of “herbal pollution” has got to be the most unique stance on their mortality ever.
British scientists are revealing a new extinction theory like no other with a recent study that suggests that the dinosaurs farted themselves out of existence, according to Fox News. The study performed by professor Graeme Ruxton from St. Andrews University in Scotland and co-researcher David Wilkinson, from Liverpool John Moores University, figured out the amount of greenhouse gas the billions of dinosaurs would have created during the Mesozoic era, a mere 250 million years ago.
“A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate,” Wilkinson said. “In fact, our calculations suggest these dinosaurs may have produced more methane than all the modern sources, natural and human, put together.”
The report shows that the dinosaurs called Sauropods were giant herbivores weighing around 90 tons and measuring 140 feet, were capable of eating half a ton of ferns per day, that would produce methane-laced flatulence that, according to these scientists, would ultimately lead to their demise.
Read more of this unusual study here.