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Human breath fueling ‘climate change,’ warns new study
Researchers recommend further studies on ‘rigid dietary regimes’
Yudi Sherman, Frontline News, December 19, 2023
Humans are contributing to global warming by breathing, warns a new study.
British researchers looked at 328 breath samples from 104 participants and found concentrations of methane and nitrous oxide gasses, believed to be more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide (CO2). While humans expel CO2 as well, it is usually soaked up by plant life and thus has a negligible impact on the environment.
Among the participants, those who emitted the most methane through their breath were more likely to be female and over 30 years old, though the researchers are unsure why.
The study’s authors are also unsure what is causing these gasses to appear in the human body. They dismiss the suggestion that a vegetarian diet rather than a more carnivorous one would be impactful.
“The factors that affect human emissions of CH4 and N2O are not well understood and the impacts of an aging population and shifting diets is still relatively uncertain,” the researchers wrote. “Converting from high meat and protein content diets to higher fibre vegetarian options to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases from meat production potentially results in higher production of gases in the human gut, and an element of pollution swapping could occur.”
In fact, the researchers looked at the participants’ dietary habits and found that meat consumption had no bearing on methane and nitrous oxide levels expelled through breath.
Nevertheless, the authors recommend that researchers continue to study whether “rigid dietary regimes” might reduce the effect of emissions.
In the study’s conclusion they also caution against dismissing the impact of human breath on the environment as “negligible,” and add that this is exacerbated by human flatulence.
“[W]e would urge caution in the assumption that emissions from humans are negligible. We report only emissions in breath in this study, and flatus emissions are likely to increase these values significantly,” the researchers concluded.
Human breath is only the latest offender determined to cause “climate change.” Other factors include the US military, which Soros-funded groups recently recommended be trimmed or abolished altogether to preserve the environment.
Another factor contributing to “climate change” is private car ownership.
According to a report published by globalist and academic groups earlier this year, all cars — including electric vehicles (EVs) — are harmful to the environment. Because EVs are built with lithium batteries, the current push to convert cars into EVs by globalists like Joe Biden — who has mandated that EVs constitute 50% of the US national fleet by 2030 — will lead to a lithium shortage. When that happens, lithium will need to be mined, which will harm the environment.
By 2050, the report projects, the EV market will require triple the lithium currently used and will thus require significant mining.
Therefore, since the “solution” to “climate change” will, in fact, cause more climate change, the authors suggest reducing car ownership.