Climate Change and flatulence

Just when we are on the brink of conceding that climate change is all our fault,  scientists in New Zealand are going to present us with a Christmas gift.

Apparently,  they will know by Christmas whether they have found a cure for flatulence in cattle. This flatulence produces methane emissions which lead to the formation of greenhouses gases which are bad for the environment.

Scientists,  bless their little hearts,  are trying to create methane inhibitors.  They are fiddling with all sorts of compounds to achieve this breakthrough.

In other words, they want to reduce farting in cattle.  Something like a charcoal pill, I suppose. But it’s far too complicated for me to explain the whole thing because this is extremely highbrow chemistry or physics or thermodynamics.  I just threw in the last word because it sounds pretty scientific.

Nevertheless,  I still wonder what could happen if the experiment goes sour. What if instead of inhibiting the amount of methane that a cow produces it ends up full of it like some zeppelin until it explodes and whizzes around like a burst party balloon?

Imagine the number of  UFO’s that will be reported!

Anyhow, I wish the Kiwis all the luck in the world with this one. There’s so much hot air around the topic of climate change that any method of reducing it would be most welcome.

 

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