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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Emission by emission is the leading cause of emissions: ABC

Check out this World Today transcript that I found via Mr Blair:

SIMON LAUDER: Australia's love of a good steak is contributing substantially to climate change. Emission by emission, cattle and sheep are responsible for an estimated 11 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions.

I would never have guessed that emission could be amongst the leading cause of emissions! Further research into the effect that emissions have on the emission of emissions is undoubtedly called for. Now that the ABC has informed us that emission is the true cause of emission, we can focus on curbing the rate of emission-caused-emissions, as opposed to emissions by car, bus, factory, electricity, coal-burning, oil-burning, gas-burning, and so on.

Although seemingly counter-intuitive, I feel confident that research into emitted emissions and their link to emissions will yield great results for our future prosperity.

I wonder if elsewhere on their website, the ABC inform us about other difficult issues faced by Australia, including a significant increase in the impact whole-body water immersion has had on death by drowning in recent years; the fascinating but unproven link between obesity and national body-weight statistics; the statistically-significant relationship between death and mortality figures in Australia; and the controversial theory that immigration and childbirth make important contributions to the rise in Australia's population.

6 comments:

Caz said...

I've read figures much higher, anything from 17% to 27% (whatever).

We need to start taking this emissions thing seriously, and that can't happen until we get a firm grip on measuring animal farts and burps.

TimT said...

Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!
And on that farm he had a cow!
E-i-e-i-oh!
With a fart fart here
And a fart fart there
Here a fart
There a fart
Everywhere a fart fart
Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!

Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!
And on that farm he had a carbon emissions reduction strategy -
E-i-e-i-oh!
With a fudged figures here
And a fudged figures there
Here a fudge
There a fudge
Everywhere a fudge fudge
E-i-e-i-oh!

Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!
And on that farm he had a standing agreement for compensation and/or subsidies with the Government of the day -
E-i-e-i-oh!
With a cash, cash here
With a cash cash there
Here a cash
There a cash
Everywhere a cash, cash
Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!

Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!
And on that farm he had a recession
E-i-e-i-oh!
With a bankman here
With a bankman there
Here a bankman
There a bankman
Everywhere a bankman...
Old McDonald had a farm!
E-i-e-i-oh!

(etc)

Caz said...

With a politician here
With a tax man there
Everywhere a wily entrepreneur

Yeah, okay, it doesn't exactly rhyme or roll off the tongue. Guess we won't be hearing it sung in kindy any time soon.

ras said...

I think New Zealands main source of emissions are from their Sheep and Cattle Populations.... I read somewhere (possibly new scientist) that they've found a way to harvest electricity from these methane emissions.... but most nz cartoonists just make a cartoon pipe straight into Helen Clarke's House

Caz said...

Can't picture myself feeling comfortable about plugging my electric blanket into a sheep or my television into a cow.

TimT said...

Watching television was a very moo-ving experience. But the reception was very baaaaah-d. And I think the electricity companies are fleecing me for all I'm worth.

Email: timhtrain - at - yahoo.com.au

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