"To Kill a camel" - a new concept of pollution control in Australia


13/06/2011

Australia has decided to make up for the carbon stocks by killing wild camels and that, therefore, to prevent climate change. The proposal was included in the consultation paper "Carbon Farming Initiative" of Canberra, the capital of Australia, and discussed on Thursday the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Commercial company "Northwest Carbon", based in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, proposed to eliminate about 1.2 million wild camels that roam the sparsely populated, uninhabited areas, herds, which are the legacy of which have been introduced to help early settlers in the 19th century.

Wild camels in Australia is considered pests because of the damage they cause to native vegetation. Furthermore, camel produces in average, methane in an amount equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide per year, and is thus one of the main sources of greenhouse gases in Australia.

In its plan, the company "Northwest Carbon", noted that the animals have to shoot from helicopters or collect and send them to slaughter for pet food or food for humans.

"We - the country of innovators and we find innovative solutions to our challenges - this is just a classic example of" - said the executive director of "Northwest Carbon", Tim Moore (Tim Moore) in its communication with the Associated Press in Australia.

This idea was one of those that have been taken by the government during the debate, in which they discussed possible ways to "provide new economic opportunities for farmers, forest owners and farm land owners" if they find ways to reduce gas emissions, according to the document.

In view of its exposure to frequent fires, as well as the necessary coal exports, Australia is one of the most polluted countries in the world, and the government is looking for ways to clean up and to take the necessary measures to clean up the environment. Legislation for the "Carbon Farming Initiative" should be put forward to parliament next week.

Original: Physorg Translation: M. Potter


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