Reflections on the Surface

July 11, 2007

Flatulent Cows

Filed under: climate change,Environment,global warming,Life,Nature,Thoughts — asharpminor @ 9:19 am

London, England

Farmers in Wales in the United Kingdom are contemplating feeding garlic to their cows in a bid to reduce the production of methane gases. Of course its difficult to calculate how much methane is indeed produced by these wonderful creatures, but you can be confident
that it will take a very long time for the idea to percolate over to the USA  where there are still  too many  climate-change deniers.

Unfortuntately for these sceptics, scientists over here in Europe are now confident that global warming is exceedingly unlikely to be due to changing solar cycles.

-Writing in the Royal Society’s journal Proceedings A, the researchers say cosmic rays may have affected climate in the past, but not the present.

“This should settle the debate,” said Mike Lockwood from the UK’s Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, who carried out the new analysis together with Claus Froehlich from the World Radiation Center in Switzerland.” (Courtesy of the BBC news online)-

The sceptics have clung to this idea like limpets to a rock, as if the very thought of human activity affecting the global atmosphere is too preposterous to contemplate.

Well, the rock is sinking now, and let us hope that the human race can get down to contemplating the really serious challenges it faces, amongst which is the Mega-Drought afflicting the South Western Region of the USA.
And Florida. And Tennesse. And, And…

Will the humble garlic save the world? I sincerely doubt it, but its worth a try. So here’s a thank you to those innovative Welsh farmers and their wonderful herds of cows.


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