I’m not making this up. In Australia, government regulators are considering killing feral camels as a means to “tackle climate change.” The plan is to shoot camels from helicopters, and here’s the reason why:
Considered a pest due to the damage they do to vegetation, a camel produces, on average, a methane equivalent to one tonne of carbon dioxide a year, making them collectively one of Australia’s major emitters of greenhouse gases.
The idea is being touted as environmentally friendly, and the Northwest Carbon managing director actually said, “We’re a nation of innovators and we find innovative solutions to our challenges — this is just a classic example.”
But don’t blame it on climate change.
You know what? This sounds a lot like Sarah Palin’s much maligned aerial wolf hunting program in Alaska. Maybe that’s what we should say for her from now on: she’s just doing her part to reduce global warming.