Re: Ginger discussed on Today Show?

Date: Sun Mar 25 2001 - 06:15:38 PST wrote:

> Your prof was confused; farts and especially burps are a major cause
> of the greenhouse effect, but don't endanger the ozone. And I think

Actually, hydrocarbons in air contribute to the photosmog, thus
creating ozone in lower atmosphere (and thus ruining rubber and paint
in Inland Empire).

> ruminant farts and burps are much more significant than horse farts
> and burps, so it's not really important anyway.

Darn, you're right. Horses are not ruminants.

However, I'm not sure this diminishes their capabilities to
generate methane. And even if, there's always termite farts...

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