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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Methinks the moo-cow makes too much methane!

Whatever next? A cow in Argentina is carrying around a plastic tank strapped to her back to collect her gas so that scientists can study the effects of global warming. She's joined by others in this research programme, just in case they provide alternative results, no doubt. I would have thought the scientists already knew that methane isn't that great when mixed into the atmosphere. How about a load of Argentinian scientists strapping such contraptions to themselves and monitoring what they deliver to the world on an average day?

Apparently (according to the BBC) researchers say the slow digestive system of cows makes them a producer of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that gets far less attention than carbon dioxide as a potential cause of global warming. Is this news? Not to me or anyone else, I think.

My hunch is that its all the wheeze of people who should know better.

See the cow here


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