Posted by Brandon |

Dude. There is so much more to global warming than I ever could have imagined. From the article entitled "Cows that burp less seen helping in climate fight"...

LONDON (Reuters) - Manners aside, getting cows to burp less can help reduce global warming.

Using modern plant-breeding methods to find new diets for cows that make them belch less is a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said on Monday.

The key is developing new varieties of food that are easier for cattle to digest and also provide a proper balance of fiber, protein and sugar, said Michael Abberton, a scientist at the UK-based Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research.

This could open up plant-based solutions as alternatives to reducing stock as farmers look for ways to cut methane emissions amid warming climates, he told a briefing on farming and climate change at London's Science Media Centre.

He noted the average dairy cow belches out about 100 to 200 liters of methane each day, making diet changes a key potential factor in reducing this greenhouse gas.

Was this covered in An Inconvenient Truth? Did anybody sing a song about this at Live Earth this weekend?

If cows burping is this big of a problem, what the hell else is going on that we need to change? I've already heard about the bees and that's scary as shit.

Let's face it folks, we're fucked. Smoke 'em if you got 'em


August said...

I couldn't hear anything in An Inconvenient Truth besides Gore whining about how he was ALMOST the President of the United States of America.

I also read once, that a man actually died from his own flatulence ( I hate the word flatulence. Am I even spelling it right?)

Brandon said...

August - I haven't seen An Inconvenient Truth yet either. I keep meaning to but I typically like to watch fun movies. That being said, I think Gore has every right to whine about ALMOST being president. He got screwed and so did we.