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Termites Cause Global Warming

by | 26th, May 2009

termite-castleHOW many termites does it take to produce the same methne volume as one adult cow? Anorak took that to the reseach fund council and – dash! – found that the gig has already been taken:

The Australian Government’s effort to comprehensively account for all greenhouse gas emissions has now turned its attention to the tiniest of creatures – termites.

Go on…

A CSIRO project in the Top End of the Northern Territory is measuring methane emissions from mound-building termites.

University of Melbourne Phd student Hizbullah Jamali says early results show termites emit very little when compared to animals like cows.

Anorak’s study into how big a cow should be and if it can be persuaded to eat termites commences just as soon as the funding is cleared…

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