Your Family’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculated… Dave Smith: Cow Fart Expert

You can use this online calculator to get a rough “ballpark” estimate of your personal or family’s greenhouse gas emissions and explore the impact of taking various actions to reduce your emissions.

And news from India which reader Dave Smith pointed out earlier in a comment:  Actually, farting would be a much more accurate headline. Many researchers believe that cow and even termite flatulence make up a major portion of greenhouse gases.”

Cows With Gas: India’s Contribution to Global Warming:

…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…

More on that here

One Response

  1. You give me too much credit. I can’t begin to compete with you, Damon, in regards to hot air and other emissions ….

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