Green horror: Kill a camel for Gaea

Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 06:28 pm


Australia is considering awarding carbon credits for killing feral camels as a way to tackle climate change.
The suggestion is included in Canberra's "Carbon Farming Initiative", a consultation paper by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, seen Thursday.

Adelaide-based Northwest Carbon, a commercial company, proposed culling some 1.2 million wild camels that roam the Outback, the legacy of herds introduced to help early settlers in the 19th century.

Considered a pest due to the damage they do to vegetation, a camel produces, on average, a methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide a year, making them collectively one of Australia's major emitters of greenhouse gases.

In its plan, Northwest said it would shoot them from helicopters or muster them and send them to an abattoir for either human or pet consumption.....
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 06:46 pm
An invasive, nonnative 1.2 million camel population that is doubling every nine years in a desert climate --the Aussies are celebrating weather they're Gian or whatever--the greenhouse bonus is just going to encourage the correction.

"Mark Dreyfus, the government's parliamentary secretary for climate change, said he hopes the proposal wipes out camels from the Australian wild.
"Potentially it has tremendous merit, because feral camels are a dreadful menace across the whole of arid Australia," Dreyfus told The Associated Press on Thursday.

First introduced in the 1840s to help explorers and pioneers travel through Australia's arid interior, camels now cover vast tracts of the continent's parched and sparsely populated center and west.

Camels compete with sheep and cattle for food, trample vegetation and invade remote settlements in search of water, scaring residents as they tear apart bathrooms and rip up water pipes"

Are you creating a non-issue Ganja?

Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 03:48 am
Sounds like a case of doing a halfway reasonable thing for all the wrong reasons.
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