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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Camels: The latest victims of global warming

Australia is home to the world's largest population of wild camels, an estimated 1.2 million. But if the government there gets its way, that number could be drastically reduced.

On the table is a proposal that would authorize the killing of camels as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Each camel is responsible for emitting about 100 pounds of methane each year, which is equivalent to a metric ton of carbon dioxide. In global warming speak that's more environmentally destructive than the automobile.

The proposal would allow hunters to earn carbon credits for shooting camels. Those credits could then be purchased by industrial polluters in an effort to offset their own carbon emissions.

On the bright side, it's nice to see that climate change insanity isn't unique to America.

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