(Patriot.Buzz) – In a risible conclusion questioning the seriousness of the research, a study conducted in the United Kingdom has presented a surprising factor in global warming: human respiration.
Researchers from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Edinburgh have found that methane and nitrous oxide, gases emitted through human breathing, account for 0.1% of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. This discovery suggests that the simple, involuntary act of breathing contributes to environmental changes.
The researchers emphasized the significance of these findings in their study’s conclusion, cautioning against underestimating the impact of human emissions. “We would urge caution in the assumption that emissions from humans are negligible,” the study stated.
Furthermore, the study points out that this percentage could increase when considering emissions from flatus (flatulence) in humans and animals. “Assuming that livestock and other wild animals also exhale emissions of N2O, there may still be a small but significant unaccounted for source of N2O emissions in the UK, which could account for more than 1% of national-scale emissions,” the researchers noted.
Interestingly, the study also explored the relationship between diet and emitted gases but found no direct correlation. The concentration of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in the breath of vegetarians and meat consumers was similar. The researchers concluded that diet or potential future diet changes within the UK population are unlikely to impact the country’s overall emissions significantly.
In November, Breitbart News’s Thomas Williams reported on an article in the Lancet medical journal, which claimed the Earth is experiencing the “highest global temperatures in over 100,000 years.”
The Lancet also emphasized the urgency of addressing climate change, describing it as the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” The journal highlighted the importance of effective climate change mitigation, stating, “Climate change mitigation is arguably the biggest preventive global health action possible — without effective mitigation, humanity will be unrecognizable by the time a child born today reaches old age.”