Methane emissions from flooded rice paddies contribute to global warming just as coal-fired power plants, automobile exhausts and other sources do with the carbon dioxide they spew into the atmosphere.And here I was going to have a burrito (with rice) for lunch. [via Bitter via Ken]
In fact, the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting this week in Bangkok concludes that rice production was a main cause of rising methane emissions in the 20th century. It calls for better controls.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Experts target rice as climate culprit - Boston.com I can't wait for the "No Blood for Rice" slogans... or whatever.