The Dinosaur Fart Debate Continues To Heat Up The Internet, Atmosphere

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Dinosaurs and farts are some of our planet’s most prized possessions. I don’t know what we would do if we learned that one was responsible for the death of the other. Luckily for us, reports of a mass dinosaur extinction cause by their terrible lizard farts have been greatly exaggerated. After a study published in Current Biology by researchers at Liverpool John Moores University claimed that dino burps and farts probably contributed to climate change, some extrapolated that it must have been that poo gas-induced climate change that killed the dinosaurs. However!

“The paper makes no such claim, instead suggesting that the mass of herbivores during the Mesozoic would have made a substantial, but stable, contribution of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere that may have been partially responsible for the warmer, moister climate of the era and the greater primary production,” points out University of Minnesota biology professor Paul Myers.

See? Just because dinosaurs spent their days choking on their super-farts does not mean they weren’t ultimately killed by an enormous meteor. Hurray! I guess what I’m hearing is, as long as some gigantic space rock slams into us first, there’s almost no way we could get around to ruining the environment with our Taco Bell farts. Yeah! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

(The Daily Beast via Newsweek.tumblr.com)