Are we to blame for global warming or is it something far bigger. The Sauropods may have produced more methane gas than all modern sources combined. The Sauropod a long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs one of the largest ever land animals could have produced enough methane to have "an important effect" on climate change.
The Sauropod first appeared in the late Triassic Period and by the Late Jurassic period (150 million years ago), sauropods had become widespread throughout the world but by the Late Cretaceous period they were mainly replaced by the titanosaurs, which had a near-global distribution. However, as with all other non-avian dinosaurs, the titanosaurs died out in the Cretaceous period Paleogene extinction event. Fossilised remains of sauropods have been found on every continent, including Antarctica.
If you were standing behind one of these things you would not stay there for long calculations suggest that these dinosaurs could have produced more methane gas than all modern sources both natural and man made put together.” Sauropods were plant-eaters as happens in cows, microbes in the dinosaurs’ digestive tract that aided digestion also produced methane, which is a greenhouse gas.
Calculations suggest that sauropod flatulence about 150 million years ago, when the world was warm and wet, is comparable to the amount of methane produced today by both animals and society and more than double what was produced before the dawn of modern industry.
If they were alive today along with mans contribution to the atmosphere earth would be uninhabitable and the earth would be enveloped with large green cloud holding the sunlight at bay. Mind you if they were alive I don’t think I would want to be here anyway.