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2019-12-14 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Earth was 'stressed' BEFORE the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs due to huge amounts of carbon dioxide spewed out by volcanoes, fossil record reveals
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Posted by Skidmark 2019-12-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [396 views ]  Top

#1 We're all gonna DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Alaska Paul 2019-12-14 00:32||   2019-12-14 00:32|| Front Page Top

#2 Stressed, eh? A world that was warm and lush, with a biosphere rich enough to support herds of *really* big-ass animals. Stressed like after you just finished Thanksgiving dinner, maybe.
Posted by SteveS 2019-12-14 05:02||   2019-12-14 05:02|| Front Page Top

#3 of the reasons the dinosaurs could be so big is attributed to oxygen levels far above what we would consider normal.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-14 06:40||   2019-12-14 06:40|| Front Page Top

#4 /\ Here's the contemporary supporting evidence.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 06:44||   2019-12-14 06:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Actually it's long been suspected that many of the die offs are associated with trap events. They just dump so much crap into the atmosphere that you lose alot of sunlight and kill alot of vegatation. This is why you can find entire herds of animals preserved with no apparent signs of death.

So yeah, its likely the traps were killing everything off, and the big rock was just the climax. But as we aren't dumping megatons of SiO2 into the atmosphere, it has nothing to do with Global warming religious dogma.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-12-14 10:25||   2019-12-14 10:25|| Front Page Top

#6 Silentbrick—-I think you mean SO2 Sulfur dioxide rather than glass.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2019-12-14 11:39||   2019-12-14 11:39|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeah, sorry, I'm tired and have had to shift my schedule twice this week. Which was fine at 30 years old, at nearly 50, it's much harder.

Sulpher dioxide is one of the worst part of any eruptions, it reflects sunlight, it's toxic, it turns into know, almost as bad as Hydrogen sulfide.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-12-14 12:08||   2019-12-14 12:08|| Front Page Top

#8 one of the reasons the dinosaurs could be so big is attributed to oxygen levels far above what we would consider normal.

I read the theories on insects being so much larger on account of higher oxygen levels. IIRC it has something to do with the genres' ability to 'breath' and process oxygen, where the oxygen concentration sets an absolute limit compared to size.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-14 14:29||   2019-12-14 14:29|| Front Page Top

Posted by Anomalous Sources 2019-12-14 22:43||   2019-12-14 22:43|| Front Page Top

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