Monday, November 19, 2007

Brief Take

I no longer feel guilty at the gas pump. I now feel guilty eating beans…

I was reading Fox News and found this article in the Science section:

Researchers: Moose Gas Hurting Environment Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Researchers in Norway claim a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of methane a year, equivalent to the amount of CO2 caused by an 8,077-mile car trip, der Spiegel reported.

Norway’s national animal releases methane through burping and flatulence, as do cows, considered more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. There are estimated to be more than 100,000 moose in Norway.


Phillip Demarest said...
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Phillip Demarest said...

I'm not sure what you are attempting to accomplish with this post other than perhaps take a cheap shot at the environmentalist movement. I see how you're comparing human emissions with natural animal methane emissions, however to make the claim that 'we're not that bad, nature's doing it too' is not the solution. This is another attempt to shove the blame aside and try to ignore the core issue of global climate change. Pollution isn't good whether your a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or a Martian. Dumping and emitting harmful chemicals into the world God has created for us does not foster the careful stewardship God desires for his children to have.
Perhaps taking responsibility and action to change the world we live in would be a more appropriate response, instead of blaming the moose. Go plant a tree today or pick up that candy wrapper off the sidewalk. We can all do our part. Perhaps some more analysis of this article clip would allow me to understand your perspective on this subject a little better.