Skip to comments.Meat-Eating Vs. Driving: Another Climate Change Error?
Posted on 03/27/2010 4:12:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Here we go again. On March 22, a scientist at the University of California at Davis pointed out a flaw in "Livestock's Long Shadow," a 2006 report by the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that attributes 18% of the world's carbon emissions to animal agriculture. It didn't take long for the bashing to begin again. "Eat Less Meat, Reduce Global Warming or Not" ran a headline on the FoxNews website. "Meat Avoidance Cures Flat Feet and Other Lies," mocked another on a the Cattleman's Blog. London's Telegraph put it succinctly, "Now It's Cowgate."
It follows, of course, on what was called "Climategate" which was precipitated by hackers who broke into the personal email account of a scientist at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit in November 2009 and revealed attempts to play down evidence that did not, on its surface, support global warming. Since then, a small number of errors have been discovered in climate research, including the Fourth Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former U.S. vice-president Al Gore. Those errors have provided a steady trickle of fodder for climate change deniers and the mainstream media alike. (See a story about Climategate.)
This latest tempest erupted when Frank Mitloehner, air quality expert in UC Davis' Animal Science department, gave a paper at a conference of the American Chemical Society. In that talk he noted that a much-cited comparison in the FAO report that livestock produce more carbon emissions worldwide, at 18%, than transportation, at 15% was based on a faulty comparison.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
Think how much warming cows would cause if we stopped eating them.
STOP GLOBLE WARMING....EAT MEAT!!!!!
Anybody else think it’s funny that the same weenies that
lecture about cattle destroying the environment one minute
are lamenting the demise of millions of buffalo the next?
"These are just insignificant errors. The fact that every single one of them is biased in the same direction shouldn't lead any reasonable people to distrust the competence or the motives of us alarmists. The science is as sound as ever, maybe even more so. Go back to what you were doing."
Funny too, how they never advocate exterminating the largest national cattle herd in the world- about 83 million in India....
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