Skip to comments.New Weapon Against Warming: "Flatulence Cards" Offset Dog, Human Emissions
Posted on 03/06/2007 1:35:05 PM PST by libstripper
While global warming is nothing to laugh at, an Australian company is providing some comic relief, selling carbon credits for flatulent pets and people.
So-called carbon emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are greenhouse gases that are thought to be key factors in climate change. These emissions can be offset by purchasing carbon credits, which may be used to fund environmental programs.
For 35 Australian dollars (about 27 U.S. dollars), customers of Sydney-based Easy Being Green can offset a year's worth of carbon emissions linked to their dogs, from trips to the vet to, yes, breaking wind.
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If someone would come up with a fuel cell that uses methane instead of hydrogen, we could solve our global warming and transportation fuel issues at the same time.
I'm just sayin'...
Wow, I am happily srprised to see Nat Geo making fun of this stuff.
$27? Is it like an "All You Can Fart" deal? Or will I be subject to a bunch of hidden extra charges?
I'll not be participating...I rely on my dogs's flatulence entirely too much for scapegoat purposes.
And, if you do walk-the-walk, well it's kinda stupid, now, isn't it?????
Contact me. I can beat any price anybody else gives you.
I don't know if I can afford this... this sort of thing could ruin me.
Holy crapoli - I'm gonna run a stack of these down to the local watering hole and place it next to the jar of pickled eggs and the crockpot full of three-day-old chili. I'm gonna be RICH!
Yeah... just like how my brother blames the elephant in the house.
LOL. In my case it's my aged mother-in-law.
You blame your mother-in-law? She is gonna take a contract out on you. Fools rush in where angles fear tread.
Angles have nothing to do with my post. It should be angels.
You bet yer booties, grannie.
You are a TRULY EVIL MAN.
Don't you dare! You're infringing on my copyright. Of course, I might be willing to negotiate a license for a small consideration.
I'm sorry but this story just doesn't smell right!
Bringing up flatulence's contribution to Global Warming has helped me to shame my teenage son into corking his tailpipe when I drive him home from school in the afternoon.
You should smell the dogs about 45 minutes after a Taco Bell run....;-)
I beg to differ.
So next time you're in an elevator and let one rip, just pull out your card and flash it to all of your fellow passengers. "Oh, okay. For a minute there I was really disgusted. God bless you man" they'll say.
I will offer my lawn as carbon offset credits. I promise to keep it fertilized and mowed, sucking up carbon dioxide. Please contact me for prices and terms.
Does Al Gore own this flatulance offsets company, too?
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