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Hot air up north creates climate problem. Santa Claus in global warming row. What do modern farming and sleighs laden with Christmas presents have in common? As part of their offensive on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, a recently released governmental report on farming shows that methane excreted from farting cows and reindeer is partly responsible for global warming. Rudolph goes down in history Whilst McDonalds may be dealing with the challenge of reducing the number of bovines, the government’s suggestion for reducing emissions by 0.01 percent is to cull 30,000 reindeer, according to the Sami paper Sagat.

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Hot air up north creates climate problem

Published on Friday, 5th June, 2009 at 00:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th June 2009 at 08:41.

Santa Claus in global warming row.

Rubber gas mask and stop sign
Rubber gas mask and stop sign
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Who, me?

What do modern farming and sleighs laden with Christmas presents have in common? As part of their offensive on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, a recently released governmental report on farming shows that methane excreted from farting cows and reindeer is partly responsible for global warming.

Rudolph goes down in history

Whilst McDonalds may be dealing with the challenge of reducing the number of bovines, the government’s suggestion for reducing emissions by 0.01 percent is to cull 30,000 reindeer, according to the Sami paper Sagat.

“What about cows and other livestock that excrete much more methane than reindeer due to artificial fertilisers?” says a flabbergasted Nils Henrik Sara, head of the Norwegian Sami national reindeer husbandry federation (NRL).

The last Noel?

Sara defends the reindeer.

“People also discharge methane, but I haven’t heard that this is seen to be an environmental problem.”

Turkey, anybody?



Published on Friday, 5th June, 2009 at 00:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th June 2009 at 08:41.

This post has the following tags: reindeer, santa, claus, sami, finnmark, climate, problem, greenhouse, gases, emissions, environment, cows, reindeer, farming, methane.





  
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