Sunday, November 8, 2009

If you thought Buffalo Springfield were bad...

Im still technically on hiatus until after exams, but this was just too good to pass up:

Academic says cull water buffalo to curb emissions

Ha! And you thought it was fat people who were really at fault.

So there you have it people, all we need to do is round up our feral water buffalo, shoot them in the head (preferably, given the alternatives) and oila! Global warming solved!

Unfortunately, the big hole in this logic would appear to be that the biggest methane "polluters" on the planet are termites, which share the same terrain as the water buffalo. Could it actually be that the water buffalo are the unsung heroes of the outback? All this time they have been reducing our emissions by competing with the termites for plant material, and what do they get in thanks?

Now, somebody go and tell the sustainable vegetarians. I expect they'll be the first to line up for buffalo steak BBQ on Australia Day.

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