According to the scientists, the natural byproduct of cow, Methane has a big effect on the greenhouse by trapping heat from the sun and warming the earth. The ‘Carbon Balance and Management’ journal has published the theory and findings saying that people may have been failed in calculating the emissions of methane by 11 per cent staggering, from livestock.
As all know that the most important role in the climate change is played by the carbon dioxide. It comes mainly from the burnt remains or burning contents of fossil fuels along with the contribution of the deforestation and many other things.
Then the second most powerful agent contributing in the global warming is the hard hitting gas, called as methane.
The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) sponsored a project, the initiative research Carbon Monitoring System and researchers from the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) discovered that the emissions of methane (CH4) within the year 2011 was the higher most than the previous estimations that were based on the guidelines released in 2006 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
A lead author of the study, Julie Wolf, working in the Department of Agriculture said in a statement that, “Just from livestock methane emissions, our revisions resulted in 11 percent more methane in a recent year than what we were previously estimating. It’s not the biggest contributor to the annual methane budget in the atmosphere, but it may be the biggest contributor to increases in the atmospheric budget over recent years.”