Friday, November 6, 2009

Oh ... bog off!

Last week it was farting cows. Now it's bogs. Well, at least it is in the Economist:
PEATY wetlands emit about 1.3 billion tonnes of CO2 a year as a result of human activity that drains them and thus exposes them to the oxidative effect of the atmosphere. This figure does not include the effect of fire on dried-up bogs, which can double the amount.
So Bord na Móna not only scents the Irish air, keeps B&Q in gardening perquisites, runs the biggest railway system in the island of Ireland -- it also drowns Pacific micro-nations!

There comes a moment in the week when there has been simply too much information. Sphere: Related Content

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