I know greenies eat crap, but really…

Tim Blair has a look at a Local council which has decided to move to fortnightly rubbish pick ups “for the environment“…  

He then links to a Mr Mark Mann who thinks its a great idea.  

However my unqualified faith in his credentials as an expert is somewhat undermined by this reply to a poster in his comments section.  

“Whether it’s composted or in landfill, it will still decay in the same way and produce the same biological outcomes.”  

Absolutely not, Bob. Organic waste in landfill decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen) and releases methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. A compost bin allows oxygen into the waste so it decomposes aerobically (with oxygen). This allows microbes to grow and feed on the waste, absorbing most of the carbon and turning it into a rich hummus that both stores carbon in the soil and contains valuable nutrients such as nitrogen that are vital for healthy plant growth.  

There’s a world of difference.  

Mark Mann
Thu 28 Jan 10 (10:32am)  

I might just put this in visual form for the poor chap  

This is Hummus, a chickpea food dish.


This is Humus, or composted soil.

Id be hoping, that a journo who writes in a blog called “Ecosims” would know the difference.  

So its a clown shoes award for Mr Mann and his spellchecker.

 (yes my own spelling sucks, but Im not a “professional” activist/journo)

6 Responses to “I know greenies eat crap, but really…”

  1. Mr. Bingley Says:

    When I eat hummus I produce methane in large quantities.

  2. bingbing Says:

    A terrorist cell allows a moron into the waste so he or she decomposes aerobically (with dynamite). This allows corrupt politicians to grow and feed on the waste, absorbing most of the carbon and turning it into a rich Hamas that both stores hate in the population and contains cancerous ideals such as Islam that are vital for the breakdown of human civilisation.

    There. Fixed.

    PS Firefox, Mole-ster! Automatic spell checker.

  3. boy on a bike Says:

    I think we both spotted that flaw around the same time. At least my comment got published.

    I’m amazed he didn’t mention humerus while he was at it.

  4. Angus Dei Says:

    Clown Shoes Award needs to become a regular Tizona event.

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