Researches Find Their Dog Pollutes More Than SUV!

Just like anybody else, we’re disgusted when we see those columns of smoke coming out the back of the cars we drive. But we also think that V8 bellow and four-pot burble is worth the damage, at least to some extent, and that without the automobile progress would not be possible.
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What’s more, we understand there are far bigger sources of pollution for our environment, like the backsides of cows and forest fires. No, seriously!

Two researchers from the Victoria University in New Zealand, Robert and Brenda Vale, found that their doge had a bigger carbon footprint than the V8-powered Toyota Land Cruiser they drove. When we heard about this, we though the dog needed to go to a vet, but this has nothing to do with its backside.

To put things in perspective, the two researchers calculated that if they drive their SUV about 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) a year it would use “55.1 gigajoules of energy”. To make that, they would have needed only half the land needed to make the food for the dog.

“We’re not saying that we think SUVs are a good idea,” said Robert, “but we do find it interesting how they have been vilified for their damage to the environment while pets have been completely ignored.”

Story via Leftlane News
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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