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    Going green

    According to the BBC a moment ago, the farts and burps of the world's 3bn cows and sheep are responsible for an astonishing 10% of the greenhouse gasses that are said to cause global warming...this is more than is caused by motor driven vehicles or factory emissions.

    And yes they did say the word fart.

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    If it was the BBC it was likely more like 'fahhhht'

    Fahrt ihr?

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    According to the BBC, Ipswich Town Football Club is the only carbon netural team in the league (sorry, no link as I cannot find it on th e web, it was a feature on the box)

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    According to the BBC, Climate Change is now official, indisputable, and we must all do something about it.

    They now have a "Climate Watch" programme about every half hour (OK, a bit of an exaggeration) and even had on one of these programmes a story about a lake in Russia (I think) that had been partially drained, much to the detriment of the local fishermen. Now the government has decided to allow it to fill up again.

    Just what that has to do with climate change, God only knows. But it must be, because it was on the BBC.
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    ^ Can you post a link or any research so I can investigtate?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman View Post
    ^ Can you post a link or any research so I can investigtate?

    Thanks.
    Whooops! I didn't realise this thread was in Issues! I'll clean up my previous post and see what link I can find. My bad!

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    There's nothing on the BBC World website about it that I can find, but it might have been about Lake Sevan in Armenia.

    But as I said, to have a lake drainage problem in a programme about climate change is just silly and devalues their argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keda View Post
    According to the BBC a moment ago, the farts and burps of the world's 3bn cows and sheep are responsible for an astonishing 10% of the greenhouse gasses that are said to cause global warming...this is more than is caused by motor driven vehicles or factory emissions.

    And yes they did say the word fart.
    What about people farts.Why should they discriminate against animals.Animals don't know any better do they.Do elephants rate?On a proportion basis,the old elephant must really chug them out.

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    Don't blame the messenger for innacurate or incomplete reporting. Mind you being on the BBC is reason enough to stock up and run for the hills.

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    What would happen if you fed cattle,sheep and err... elephants a diet of bakedbeans and fried onions?

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    Elephants are protected, so could be the Beeb's green agenda hopes to turn us all into vegetarians via a global cull of sheep and cattle, in order to save the world.

    Won't work coz as the farm animal population diminishes they become protected species too, though we shouldn't expect them to think that far forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDN
    Whooops! I didn't realise this thread was in Issues!
    It isn't any longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RDN
    Whooops! I didn't realise this thread was in Issues!
    It isn't any longer...
    Excellent! I can slag off the BBC in earnest.

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    Y'know I was just thinking a moment ago that we don't have anywhere near enough global-warming threads on TD. Reincarnation may not apply to humans but it certainly applies to threads.

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    Silence! - global warming is no longer an issue.

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    Well, we haven't had a thread where one can spout nonsense about farting elephants to slag of GW, obviously a much appreciated opportunity.

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    What countries are the gross contributors to this problem?

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    I rckon the majority of elephants live in Western zoos these days.

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    I think maybe culling the Americans may help, or at least make them go on a diet, the average weight of a normal American is 195 kilos, human meat wise there is more weight in America than any other 2 continents combined.

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    how many living cows do we have on earth ? probably less 100 millions

    how many vehicules polluting earth ? something between 200 and 300 millions

    do the math keda if you can count that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Well, we haven't had a thread where one can spout nonsense about farting elephants to slag of GW, obviously a much appreciated opportunity.
    I suggest you report it to the Beeb, they're used to incoming trivia from the population at large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    how many living cows do we have on earth ? probably less 100 millions

    how many vehicules polluting earth ? something between 200 and 300 millions

    do the math keda if you can count that far
    Thanks for your input but I don't need to, there are addinmashins for that, though the disparity between your figure of <100m cows vs the Beeb's 3bn cows and sheep leaves me highly suspicious of your sources, or fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    I think maybe culling the Americans may help, or at least make them go on a diet, the average weight of a normal American is 195 kilos, human meat wise there is more weight in America than any other 2 continents combined.
    What do you mean, "culling" "meat"? Are you suggesting that...how disgusting!

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    3 billion cows living at all time ? sounds a bit high. Maybe they were including the dead one.

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    Possible solution?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    3 billion cows living at all time ? sounds a bit high. Maybe they were including the dead one.
    Dead ones don't burp and fart much but you may have missed out the sheep bit, and as far as I know there are loads of them in Oz and Wales otherwise they'd really be up the creek.

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