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DungeonDweller

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Ty for that update...Was curious about it ever since I watched a doc on them and a movie perhaps inspired by the idea starring Val Kimmer and some hot blonde babe!....Looks like I have some researching to do!
Elisabeth Shue... my crush. "Leaving Las Vegas" all I'm saying.
 
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Study finds asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs: 'Only plausible explanation'
Doyle Rice, USA TODAY
June 30, 2020, 3:09 PM EDT

It was the asteroid after all.
A new study confirms that an asteroid impact 66 million years ago – not volcanic eruptions – killed off most of the dinosaurs on Earth.
"Our study confirms, for the first time quantitatively, that the only plausible explanation for the extinction is the impact winter that eradicated dinosaur habitats worldwide," said study lead author Alessandro Chiarenza of Imperial College London, in a statement.
The asteroid strike would have released particles and gases high into the atmosphere, blocking out the sun for years and causing permanent winters, the study said.
The only dinos to survive were the species that went on to become birds.
"We show that the asteroid caused an impact winter for decades, and that these environmental effects decimated suitable environments for dinosaurs," Chiarenza said.

Artist's depiction of Ankylosaurus magniventris, a large armored dinosaur species, witnessing the impact of an asteroid falling on the Yucatan Peninsula 66 million years ago.
Study co-author Philip Mannion, from University College London, explains how the study was done: "In this study we add a modeling approach to key geological and climate data that shows the devastating effect of the asteroid impact on global habitats. Essentially, it produces a blue screen of death for dinosaurs."
Prior to this study, some researchers had suggested that volcanic eruptions may have caused the extinction event, which wiped out almost 75% of life on Earth.
The new study said that in contrast, the volcanoes may have actually helped to boost life after the asteroid hit:
After the initial drastic global winter caused by the asteroid, the study suggests that in the longer term, volcanic warming could have helped restore many habitats, helping new life that evolved after the asteroid strike to thrive.
"We provide new evidence to suggest that the volcanic eruptions happening around the same time might have reduced the effects on the environment caused by the impact, particularly in quickening the rise of temperatures after the impact winter," Chiarenza said.
"This volcanic-induced warming helped boost the survival and recovery of the animals and plants that made through the extinction, with many groups expanding in its immediate aftermath, including birds and mammals," he said.

The study was published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
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Maybe we are supposed to be warming up. Just because a bunch of people scream that it's bad and how dare you, does not make it so.

What new species may benefit from a more rapid warming of the planet? How many more species of plants can grow, survive and thrive in warmer environments, of course creating a much more oxygen-rich environment as well? How many more things can be thought of that would benefit a warmer planet for awhile???
 
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Al Gore says the perfect temperature for the world is the same as when he was in college.
 
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Maybe we are supposed to be warming up. Just because a bunch of people scream that it's bad and how dare you, does not make it so.

What new species may benefit from a more rapid warming of the planet? How many more species of plants can grow, survive and thrive in warmer environments, of course creating a much more oxygen-rich environment as well? How many more things can be thought of that would benefit a warmer planet for awhile???

But, but, but what about all the rain forestest that are dwindling away at alarming rates and turning into desert plains?...u know I gota test ya, my bro...

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Scary to read some of this.

@matthewk04 You pretty much get it.

@NavyChief Give me one good way of disposing of the waste from nuclear plants (half life of ~forever).

@DungeonDweller The VAST majority of the scientific community outside the reach of corporate steering, the academia, understand that we have too many people that are doing too many things that influence the world around us negatively. Not just warming, but plastic pollution, over farming, mass deforestation of rainforests and other natural habitats that this earth needs. Y’all think the whole world should be concrete and metal and people?

Some of y’all are smarter than this.
 
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The planet is over populated. Mother Nature gives us plagues and viruses and we keep fucking her off.
 
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But, but, but what about all the rain forestest that are dwindling away at alarming rates and turning into desert plains?...u know I gota test ya, my bro...

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Rain forest dwindling away, where is this happening because of increased warmth?
Brazil Forest are being cut down by man made saws, not climate change.
 
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@DungeonDweller The VAST majority of the scientific community outside the reach of corporate steering, the academia
"The academia" just cares where its next grant is coming from and who it has to schmooze to get it, which is generally politicians and government. They are not even close to politically unbiased or independent. Its why so much of academia are liberal and vote Democrat (or Socialist and Communist).

So corporate steering is bad? But political steering is good? Seems hypocritical.
 
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