Shoot The Carbon Camels

Celsias Team

There’s a number of ways to cut back on carbon emissions, but in Australia, they’re finding the answers in camels. More specifically, the killing of camels. Feral camels, to be precise. That’s one of the solutions to reducing Australia’s carbon footprint, put forward by Tim Moore, the managing director of Adelaide-based Northwest Carbon. 

 The Federal Government is considering Moore's proposal, which would see the camels shot from helicopters or four-wheel drives. They could also be captured and used in pet food or, should your taste buds incline you that way, make their way to your dinner plate. camels

Moore has told the Australian Associated Press that more than 1.2 million camels currently roam Australia’s rangelands, emitting the equivalent of one tonne of carbon dioxide per year, in the form of methane. 

To put it into perspective, one camel will produce about 45kg of methane in one year, about the same as a 7000 km flight. A cow on the other hand produces 10hs less.  

 

 

 

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