About 14% of methane emissions in Australia are caused by cow and sheep farts. True story. At least that is the estimate put forward by the Queensland government. Let’s face it, they would know after all what better authority on hot air could there be?
Apparently in places where the agricultural base is larger like New Zealand that percentage can be as high as 50%. Methane is a highly effective greenhouse gas which is said to contribute significantly to global warming. If those emissions could be cut or eliminated imagine the impact on global warming, carbon trading and the causes which could receive the attention of all those protesters instead. Continue reading