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Cows With Gas: India's Contribution to Global Warming

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    Cows With Gas: India's Contribution to Global Warming

    Indolent cows languidly chewing their cud while befuddled motorists honk and maneuver their vehicles around them are images as stereotypically Indian as saffron-clad holy men and the Taj Mahal. Now, however, India's ubiquitous cows - of which there are 283 million, more than anywhere else in the world - have assumed a more menacing role as they become part of the climate change debate.


    By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane - a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide - India's livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct. With new research suggesting that emission of methane by Indian livestock is higher than previously estimated, scientists are furiously working at designing diets to help bovines and other ruminants eat better, stay more energetic and secrete lesser amounts of the offensive gas. (See pictures of India's largest ruminant: the Asian elephant.)
     
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    So when we enter the next ice age perhaps cowfarts can save us...;)
     
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    Wow thats exactly what i was thinking. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    the problem is that while carbon dioxide can be obsorbed by plants, there is nothing that absorbs methane
     
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    If there was only some way to capture it.
     
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    Cows do more "damage" than all the planes, trains, and automobiles made by man, combined. Nice. Now if only cows paid taxes.
     
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    Are you saying that cows should pay a

    GAS TAX? :D
     
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    God Damn Cows
     

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