Anglican Samizdat

June 23, 2009

Global warming is actually caused by burping cows

Filed under: Global Warming — David Jenkins @ 11:53 am

It is, really. But Canada has the answer: the low carbon footprint non-burping cow:Add an Image

Canadian scientists breeding cows that burp less

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian scientists are breeding a special type of cow designed to burp less, a breakthrough that could reduce a big source of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.

Cows are responsible for nearly three-quarters of total methane emissions, according to Environment Canada. Most of the gas comes from bovine burps, which are 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

Stephen Moore, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, is examining the genes responsible for methane produced from a cow’s four stomachs in order to breed more efficient, environmentally friendly cows.

It makes me proud to be Canadian.


1 Comment

  1. I think it would be a start if they could develope a cow that at least says, “Excuse me!”

    Comment by John K — June 23, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

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