Gertie's gas: How a single cow contributes to climate change

New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions look nothing like the rest of the world's.

Understanding why can be difficult. We used data from a huge new report on agriculture and climate change presented to Parliament today to tell the story of how just one cow contributes. 

We named her Gertie. You can follow her story in the interactive above.

There are around 6.5 million dairy cattle, including 5 million which are milking animals, in New Zealand.

There are around 6.5 million dairy cattle, including 5 million which are milking animals, in New Zealand.

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