People should eat fewer baked beans to reduce flatulence which can contribute to global warming.
Lord Simon said: ‘In a programme some months ago on the BBC it was stated that this country has the largest production of baked beans and the largest consumption of baked beans in the world.’
He asked Lady Verma: ‘Could you say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission resulting therefrom?’
Lady Verma described his question as ‘so different’ but she appeared to suggest that people should think twice about over-indulging in baked beans or any food which causes flatulence.She added: ‘You do actually raise a very important point, which is we do need to moderate our behaviour.'
As there has been (or should that be "bean") no warming for 17 and a half years, does that mean the Brits have reduced their baked bean consumption?
A study last December suggested the total value of baked beans sold in the previous year had fallen by £20.8 million to £339.3 million in the UK.
AHHA! I thought so!
Meanwhile the old "cow fart" myth has raised it's ugly (smelly?) head again. The ignorance of these people.......cows burp......it's not the other end.
However, the Everyday Scientist Tom Sheahen has written a retort (used with permission)
|The above graphs show the percentage of radiation |
that gases found in the Earth's atmosphere absorb.
(Figure from Valley, 1965)
|Bright pink burp-trapping bovine backpack|