Skip to comments.Now it's CowGate: expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false
Posted on 03/26/2010 11:59:25 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific consensus is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense. The Washington Times has called it Cowgate.
The cow-burp hysteria reached a crescendo in 2006 when a United Nations report ominously entitled Livestocks Long Shadow claimed: The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents). This is a higher share than transport. This led to demands in America for a cow tax and a campaign in Europe at the time of the Copenhagen car crash last December called Less Meat=Less Heat.
Now a report to the American Chemical Society by Frank Mitloehner, an air quality expert at the University of California at Davis, has denounced such scare-mongering as scientifically inaccurate. He reveals that the UN report lumped together digestive emissions from livestock, gases produced by growing animal feed and meat and milk processing, to get the highest possible result, whereas the traffic comparison only covered fossil fuel emissions from cars. The true ratio, he concludes, is just 3 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in America are attributable to rearing of cattle and pigs, compared with 26 per cent from transport.
Mitloehner also makes the deadly serious point: Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries. Precisely. The demonising of cows and pigs is just another example of global warmists callous indifference to starvation ......
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Bessie is going to be so relieved ....
Man you are quick....
If Cowgate has to do with cows, what did Watergate have to do with?
For instance, they tell us (over and over again) how many pounds of grain are required to produce a pound of meat. They don't mention how much more protein is in that meat. Nor do they mention that grazing produces more meat than grains.
Not to Lindsay Graham, GI John F'n Kerry (famous heavily decorated Viet Nam COMBAT vet) and my ol buddy Joe Lieberman.
Communist-inspired prosecution of RMN.
AGW = bovine excrement (i.e., B.S.)
great, now I can believe this because now I have a SCIENTIST who says it’s false. NO FRIGGIN KIDDING. Didn’t need your confirmation, but glad to see you’ve decided to come over to the rest of us who’ve been here waiting awhile already.
(Hint at what I mean: common sense is all that is required to believe this was false, not some scientist.)
Just like we weren’t buying it when OTHER scientists were trying to make us believe global warming was caused by man and depending on what freak “scientist/propagandist” you talk to it may have already been to late to stop the oceans rising 30 ft the next 100 years. And the temperature rising a few degrees and making things (gasp) warmer.
The enviro-morons don’t know what they’re talking about.
Does this mean Bessie can still roam&romp on the range and not have to live in a giant plastic ecobubble? moo.. uhh.. whew.
Another plane of consensus crashes and burns in the mountains of reality.
Oh I remember those ridiculous arrangements...that would have been anti-human...or would that be anti-bovine....LOL!
I liked that Graphic....has a message as to how ridiculous all of this is,,,or was.,...anyway...whatever.