Skip to comments.Isn't gas warfare against the law? (Wes Pruden)
Posted on 12/12/2006 5:18:39 AM PST by seanmerc
We're well into the Christmas season, and if the spirit of the Christ child is under assault we have an abundance of air and wind, a lot of it vile and foul. One of the study commissions at the United Nations, perhaps stacked with vegetarians overdosing on tofu and bean sprouts, concludes that the flatulence of cows is more damaging to the environment than automobiles. Poor Bossy, contentedly chewing her cud and minding her own business, now exposed as just another scapegoat (scapecow?) to blame for global warming. But it's not just cows. Some of our most distinguished statespersons are polluting the environment with a certain strain of flatulence, too. Jim Baker and his Iraq Study Group contributed more than their rightful share only last week, with the advice that if we would just quit being beastly to the nice folks determined to kill us peace would rain (if not reign) on Earth. Kofi Annan, who finishes his term as the secretary-general of the U.N. this month and will be liberated to return to the sweet life in his home in Ghana, can't wait. //edit// He generously concedes that most terrorism is not nice, "but no nation can make itself secure by seeking supremacy over all others." A peace-loving president would simply tell his ambassador to introduce another politely worded resolution. Take that, Osama. However, the most energetic contributor to worldwide flatulence is not even at the U.N., but has lately been hanging out in Los Angeles. Jimmy Carter, the former president, has been looking for villains in his relentless pursuit of peace, and he thinks he has found them. They were there all the time, but until the man who once faced down a killer rabbit came along nobody was brave enough to point them out...
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--Pruden nails it, indeed---
Great Post !!
"How could a cow match a deal like that?"
Before the White Man came to this continent, there was a herd of buffalo that covered four states. The ground shook for miles when they moved......and they farted.
Ah, I was wondering about the UN report.
Well, that settles it: we've got evidence convincing enough to the anti-capitalist UN that they've decided to backpedal and regard 75% of the effect is due to non-industrial greenhouse gasses (agricultural methane being the one that gives a fun sound bite as 'cow flatulence', but I suspect if one reads deeper in the report, it includes CO_2 from the peat bog fire in Indonesia and CO_2 from ocean warming as well).
Add to that Svensmark's experimental verification that cosmic rays are a major factor in cloud formation, and his calculation that 85% of global warming can be accounted for by the shielding effect of a gradual rise in solar magnetism observed of the last 70 years, with a consequent decrease in the cooling effect of cloud formation, and I'd say we've got as close to a proof as one can get that the human CO_2 emissions causation theory for global warming is dead.
A back of the envelope calculation based on the two estimates would bound the industrial contribution at about 6.5% of the observed effect.
Correction, the bound should be 4%, not 6.4%.