Mommy, when I grow up I want to study cow burps

Nope, not something I ever heard in this household. It’s someone’s dream, though.


Reuter’s has had a story out for a couple of days about the Argentenian study of bovine belching.

Greenhouse gases are widely blamed for causing global warming. Methane, researchers say, is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere and can be found in animal waste, landfills, coal mines and leaking natural gas pipes.

Scientists are working to develop new diets for cows that could make it easier for them to digest food, moving them away from grains to plants like alfalfa and clover.

Sadly, here’s the first thing that came to mind after reading this: our Wisconsin Senators are probably sad they didn’t offer to fund the study here.

I wonder what one of these collector tanks would look like strapped to Al Gore?