Thursday, 15 July 2010
Compulsory euthanasia for retired people must surely be the next proposal from environmental groups to save the planet from greenhouse gas emissions. Culling the aged would follow on nicely from the suggestion by the Nature Conservancy and the Pew Environment Group that feral animals be destroyed. Yesterday Pew spokesman Barry Traill revealed that 'when feral animals belch they release methane, a particularly noxious greenhouse gas, and every single camel or water buffalo releases the equivalent of around one tonne of carbon dioxide each year.' He made no mention of the contribution humans make when breaking wind but decreasing the number of unproductive burpers would seem to fit in with his call that "practical and inexpensive measures should be part of all political parties climate change policies."
Posted by Richard Farmer at 10:35