Stop earth hotting up, or permafrost will thaw


This video from Yale Climate Forum explains that we are half way to the threshold temperature at which arctic permafrost will thaw and release huge quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the earth’s atmosphere, triggering uncontrollable climate change.

Recent research from Oxford University indicates arctic permafrost thawing will occur if the earth’s temperature increases to 1.5ºC above the pre-industrial temperature of the earth.

We are now 0.8ºC hotter than in pre-industrial times, so it’s vital that we reduce human-caused carbon emissions quickly and steeply, in order to have a chance of stopping the rise in the earth’s temperature before it reaches 1.5ºC above the pre-industrial level.

Cows fed linseed reduce their methane emissions by 40%

The Torygraph has an article about reductions in cows’ methane emissions (from farting and burping) when they’re fed on linseed.

30% of farm greenhouse gas emissions comes from methane from sheep and cattle, so if feeding them linseed reduced that amount by 40%, that means it would reduce overall farm greenhouse gas emissions by 12%. Given that the current target is an 11% reduction in farm greenhouse gases by 2020,  based on the 1990 level, this sounds too good to be true?