posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 05:10 PM
I was just watching CNN, and caught a report that suggested that the dinosaurs, 250 million years ago at the end of the paleozoic(sp?) age, were not
wiped out by a massive meteor, but instead were wiped out by global warming instead. The report said that 90 percent of all life on Earth was wiped
out due to their being a shortage of oxygen in the atmosphere as well as sulphuric acids poisoning the atmosphere from volcanic eruptions which also
heated up the atmosphere...
I was wondering what everyone thinks of this? First, is it plausible that this global warming would kill off most of life on the planet, including
life in the oceans? Also, if this is true, then what happened when the Earth WAS struck by that meteor? It wasn't powerful enough to be an
Extinction Level Event? Are the devastating effects of meteors being over-estimated? Was this acute global warming, or did it take hundreds of years
to eventually kill off the planet? OR, is this all a lie and propaganda scheme from the powers that be, to keep our minds away from thinking about
Earth's destruction from oncoming comets and/or meteors? (i.e. the comet we are sending a "probe" to (likely a device to knock it away from the
path to earth), or the meteor of September, 2029, which was first reported to be on a colission course with Earth, then the next day NASA said they
miscalculated and that it will miss Earth by a long shot).
Anyway, whatya think about global warming being an ELE? Plausible, at least?