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New Weapon Against Warming: "Flatulence Cards" Offset Dog, Human Emissions
National Geographic News ^ | March 6, 2007 | Sean Markey

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flatulence; gore
As a public service, I will gladly sell dog fart carbon emission credits for $1,000 apiece. The proceeds will be used to spike all of the neighborhood dogs' food with Beano.
1 posted on 03/06/2007 1:35:09 PM PST by libstripper
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2 posted on 03/06/2007 1:37:13 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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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.


3 posted on 03/06/2007 1:37:28 PM PST by Disambiguator (If it sounds to good to be true, it's probably sarcasm.)
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To: libstripper; HairOfTheDog; g'nad; ecurbh; Ramius; Bear_in_RoseBear; osagebowman; ExGeeEye; ...

I'm just sayin'...


4 posted on 03/06/2007 1:38:47 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (98% Spyware Free)
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Wow, I am happily srprised to see Nat Geo making fun of this stuff.


5 posted on 03/06/2007 1:40:24 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (RINO = Rudy Is Not Ours! Keep scrubbing, Rudy supporters, the blood won't come off.)
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$27? Is it like an "All You Can Fart" deal? Or will I be subject to a bunch of hidden extra charges?


6 posted on 03/06/2007 1:42:14 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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7 posted on 03/06/2007 1:42:36 PM PST by ecurbh (Giuliani 2008 - http://www.rudygforamerica.com/)
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I'll not be participating...I rely on my dogs's flatulence entirely too much for scapegoat purposes.


8 posted on 03/06/2007 1:44:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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When some libs I know start spouting their global warming garbage, I'm going to ask them if they've bought their flatulence cards. If they act ignorant, or say they haven't, I'm flat out going to tell them to shut up. If you can't walk-the-walk, don't talk-the-talk.

And, if you do walk-the-walk, well it's kinda stupid, now, isn't it?????

9 posted on 03/06/2007 1:46:17 PM PST by bcsco
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Contact me. I can beat any price anybody else gives you.


10 posted on 03/06/2007 1:46:34 PM PST by thegreatbeast (Selling Carbon Offsets since 2007. Get right with Gaia!)
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I'm just sayin'...

I don't know if I can afford this... this sort of thing could ruin me.

11 posted on 03/06/2007 1:46:45 PM PST by Ramius ([sip])
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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!


12 posted on 03/06/2007 1:49:45 PM PST by Billthedrill
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Yeah... just like how my brother blames the elephant in the house.


13 posted on 03/06/2007 1:50:24 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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I just knew something stunk about this article.
14 posted on 03/06/2007 1:51:03 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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I'll not be participating...I rely on my dogs's flatulence entirely too much for scapegoat purposes.

LOL. In my case it's my aged mother-in-law.

15 posted on 03/06/2007 1:52:34 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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You blame your mother-in-law? She is gonna take a contract out on you. Fools rush in where angles fear tread.


16 posted on 03/06/2007 1:58:14 PM PST by healy61
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Angles have nothing to do with my post. It should be angels.


17 posted on 03/06/2007 1:59:28 PM PST by healy61
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You bet yer booties, grannie.


18 posted on 03/06/2007 2:01:26 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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You are a TRULY EVIL MAN.


19 posted on 03/06/2007 2:01:59 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Billthedrill

Don't you dare! You're infringing on my copyright. Of course, I might be willing to negotiate a license for a small consideration.


20 posted on 03/06/2007 2:04:23 PM PST by libstripper
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I'm sorry but this story just doesn't smell right!


21 posted on 03/06/2007 2:05:05 PM PST by Ditter
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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.


22 posted on 03/06/2007 2:08:24 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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"You are a TRULY EVIL MAN."

You should smell the dogs about 45 minutes after a Taco Bell run....;-)

23 posted on 03/06/2007 2:20:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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While global warming is nothing to laugh at...

I beg to differ.

24 posted on 03/06/2007 2:20:27 PM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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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.


25 posted on 03/06/2007 2:29:38 PM PST by Jaysun (I took one look at her unfashionable eyebrows and thought to myself, "she's literally crazy.")
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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.


26 posted on 03/06/2007 3:01:02 PM PST by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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Goodness gracious, I've got 150 head of Holstein's. Anybody want to buy some milking cows?
27 posted on 03/06/2007 3:18:28 PM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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Does Al Gore own this flatulance offsets company, too?


28 posted on 03/06/2007 5:15:07 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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