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Aug. 10, 2011

Greenhouse gassiness

by Neil Wagner

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Today we talk about flatulence: the most man-made of man-made greenhouse gases. While the topic is giggle-inducing, the fact is that methane and carbon dioxide produced by livestock raised on large-scale farms are contributing significantly to climate change.

A “What on Earth?” post from 2009 offers some links to learn more about the effect of livestock manure on our climate.

Read more about flatulence at eMedicineHealth .
Come on… your know you want to!

Did you see last Friday’s What on Earth?

Your creative idea could be chosen to appear in the September 23rd edition of What on Earth? which highlights Moving Planet, the worldwide event being planned by Bill McKibben’s 350.org environmental organization. Entering the contest is easy:

  1. Think of a green mode of transportation (Walking? Electric car? HANG GLIDING?) — the wilder the better — we want your craziest green ideas!
  2. Post your idea on the “What on Earth?” Facebook page www.facebook.com/whatonearthcomics by September 3, 2011.

That’s it! The winner will first be announced through 350.org. The What on Earth? comic strip featuring your idea will be circulated around the world including right here. Good luck!

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LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH?…

Interview: Katie Kline, Communications Officer at Ecological Society of America interviewed me via Skype for the ESA’s Ecotone blog. Read and hear it here.

Video: Bebbo and Kito were featured in one of Jim Parks’ terrific Today’s Green Minute episodes. See the video! Learn more about it.

About Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner's What on Earth? comic strip uses humor to discuss global warming.

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