Cows In Global Warming

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“Cows are responsible for nearly three-quarters of total methane emissions, according to Environment Canada.” Said a news report.

In fact there is a need to reduce sources of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. And in case of bovine, if the reports are to be believed, most of the gas comes from its burps, which are 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

The evolving science and technology has always had solutions to the unresolved problems. Little wonder then that scientists in Canada are working towards breeding a special type of cow “designed to burp less.” Indeed it is a breakthrough and holds the key to one of the main source of greenhouse gas.

But who is to be blamed? The poor bovines who are helplessly adjusting to the paths laid by us, or we humans who are interfering with the Nature?

“Climate change is life or death. It is the new global battlefield. It is being presented as if it is the problem of the developed world. But it’s the developed world that has precipitated global warming,” said Nobel peace prizewinner Wangari Maathai. Isn’t it so true? There is a need to think and act and not tamper with Nature further.

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