Scientists now say kangaroo farts will not save the planet after all

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Kangaroo Farts Will Not Save the Planet After All

BY: TROY FRISBY

Kangaroo farts are not quite as healthy for the planet as scientists once thought.

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Believe it or not, aside from cars, animals who toot make up a great deal of Earth's carbon dioxide emissions. It might be funny, except that some scientists believe the dinosaurs literally farted themselves right out of existence.

And the current problem goes beyond the obvious offenders. Because kangaroos were once thought to put less methane into the air when they "one-cheek sneak," scientists thought they could study them and help out.

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Scientists now say kangaroo farts will not save the planet after all

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For example, if there were gut microbes in kangaroos that we could push on cows, problem solved.

We might have been able to fix your sloppy uncle who turns Thanksgiving into a greenhouse too.

Sadly, it's not going to work, because both cows and kangaroos produce the same amount of methane, as it relates to their digestion time.

Between the consumption of oil and amount of beef humans eat, something's gotta give.

Ideally, there must be a meat plant we could grow. Sure, it sounds gross now, but just wait until you get it on the barbie.

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