Global Warming Follies


Cow burps back in the Global Warming news…Thank God!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on July 10, 2008

Argentine scientists are taking a novel approach to studying global warming — strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect their burps.

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Attaching a red plastic tank to a cow’s back and connecting it through a tube to the animal’s stomach, scientists say they can trap bovine burps and analyze them.

“When we got the first results, we were surprised. Thirty percent of Argentina’s (total greenhouse) emissions could be generated by cows,” said Guillermo Berra, a researcher at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology.

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At least 10 cows are being studied, Berra said, including some in a corral whose burps are collected in yellow balloons hanging from the roof.

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  1. Erin said,

    I think I just found new inspiration for a story, “Bovine Burps and the Deadly Yellow Balloon.”


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