Posted by: Tony Carson | 3 November, 2009

Cow farts cause 51% of global warming

No shit.

According to an article from the WorldWide Watch Institute, burps and farts of herds of livestock grown to feed us are the main reason for climate change.

If that is so, opines the Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente “we’re all on the wrong track – and the Copenhagen scheme is futile. If it’s mainly because of the meat, we ought to be converting the world food supply to plant food, closing down McDonald’s and investing heavily in breeding new strains of burpless, fartless cattle.”

But is this so much bullshit? Hard to know, there have been so many reports, so much hot air which, itself, is a global problem. Who to believe?

“This climate of utter uncertainty doesn’t seem to shake the utter certainty of those who think they know exactly what we ought to do,” says Wende.

Here’s the money quote from WorldWide Watch:

“… recent analysis by Goodland and Anhang finds that livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions.”

Sounds like bullshit but who really knows?



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