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Killing of methane-producing megafauna may have caused cooling 13,000 years ago

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<p>New world megafauna such as mammoths, bison and camelids that were alive at the end of the Pleistocene epoch (some 13,000 years ago) would have produced massive amounts of methane-rich flatulence and belching, thanks to the cellulose-digesting microbes in their guts. </p><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://insider.si.edu/2010/06/killing-of-methane-producing-megafauna-may-have-caused-cooling-13000-years-ago/">Killing of methane-producing megafauna may have caused cooling 13,000 years ago</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://insider.si.edu">Smithsonian Insider</a>.</p>
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