Environmental Impact Face-off: Cows vs. Soda

Brown cow on green grass

I’ve been digging into the incredibly broad world of climate impact and the organizations working to address it. I read that Climeworks is working to sell captured carbon dioxide to the carbonated beverage industry. That got me thinking: carbonated beverages have CO2 in them, so when you crack the can (and when you burp) all the CO2 is going back into the atmosphere. Then, a friend shared an article about a British company working on collecting methane from cow’s burps. (It turns out 95% of methane from cows comes from their burps; not what I thought!) So how do cow burps and people burps stack up in their impact on climate change?

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