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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Cows & global warming

"The science is settled" on the issue of anthropogenic global warming, said Al Gore to the US Congress in 2007. You scientists need to get your shit together, and until you do, don't tell us the world is coming to an end unless we voluntarily cripple the economies of the developed world.

Compare and contrast:

Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars
The Independent, Dec 10 2006

Livestock could actually be good for the environment according to a new study that found grazing cows or sheep can cut emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas.
The Telegraph, Apr 8 2010

1 comment:

David Beach said...

Assuming the Independent and the Telegraph can be considered reliable sources, the second article actually contains the statement:

"But Dr Butterbach-Bahl pointed out that the study did not take into account the methane produced by the livestock or the carbon dioxide produced if soil erodes."

This means that your implication that cows are now "off the hook" for their 'emissions' is actually not supported by the article.