News Ltd is carrying a story where Tim Flannery, the author of the flawed The Weather Makers, is to be the face of a project to reduce the farts of cows.
GENETICALLY modifying cows so they burp and fart less - that's one of 40 initiatives to reduce emissions being considered by the cattle and sheep industry.
Researchers are investigating the merits of selective breeding to alter the genetic makeup of certain breeds of cows and sheep
The new breeds would produce less methane in a bid to reduce the impact of farming on the environment.
I hope the researchers realise which end of the cow is the main problem.
"Methane is a waste," Mr Flannery said.
"The energy that the cows produce in methane, could have got into producing meat."
Perhaps Mr Flannery could investigate the Argentinian project that put the methane to use.