Skip to comments.Combat climate change with less gassy diet for cows: study
Posted on 09/10/2010 12:52:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NAIROBI (AFP) Climate change can be curbed by changing the diet of livestock, whose feed crops, farting, belching and manure contribute a fifth of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, a new study said Friday.
The study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) said livestock risk growing as global demand for meat and milk surges and recommended simple steps to curb livestock-related greenhouse gas emissions.
It recommended using more nutritious pasture grasses, supplementing diets with crop residues, restoring degraded grazing lands and adopting more productive breeds, among other simple measures for tropical countries.
The scientists said the burden of changing livestock production practices would largely be on half a billion of the poorer farmers in tropical countries.
"It would be a useful incentive if these farmers were allowed to sell the reductions they achieve as credits on global carbon markets," Thornton said.
He estimated that at 20 dollars per ton -- the current rate of carbon on the European Climate Exchange -- poor livestock keepers in tropical countries could generate about 1.3 billion dollars each year in carbon revenues.
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Natural grass .. It's a gas gas gas..
Cows graze on a meadow in the Alps mountains near the village Oberau, southern Germany in August 2010. Climate change can be curbed by changing the diet of livestock, whose feed crops, farting, belching and manure contribute a fifth of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, a new study said Friday. (AFP/File/Christof Stache)
Oh, now you’re just making stuff up...
How about sticking a cork up all cow’s asses.
Better yet, shove one in the mouth of all leftist yoyos!
Want to solve man made globull warming? Send all of the supporters of that fake theory to Mars.
nothing like fresh pasture grass and some cloverleafs,, MM MM MMM
some of us here have been following bovinian movements for a number of years. we got dirt in our veins.
Send a bottle to your favorite enviromentalist!
if these farmers were allowed to sell the reductions they achieve as credits on global carbon markets
Oh. It's just a scam thing.
Climate change can be curbed by changing the diet of livestock, whose feed crops, farting, belching and manure contribute a fifth of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions..
a fifth.. wow.. almost as much as politicians globally.. whose largesse on your dime, fart , belch and stink up the place with great aplumb no one will say anything.
A cow can be gracious if handled well.. sadly not all politicos are so.
“farting, belching and manure contribute a fifth of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions, a new study said Friday.”...
What do you expect!....Liberals never stop talking!
It smells. I didn’t check out the group that put the study out yet.
my best guess is it’s a green backed group tied to skunks in tuxedos and gowns
I just don’t want to live in a world where a cow can’t just fart as much as they want. Surely they enjoy the same smug sense of artistic expression that I do. Would you deprive them of that? Look at their eyes! How could you?
Have you ever noticed that old people seem to pass a lot of gas? Maybe that’s the real reason 0bamao is setting up the Death Panels.
The lead scientist
The whole idea is nonsense. The cow is going to take in a certain amount of carbon and expel a certain amount of carbon. If it doesn’t come out in the form of gas it will come out in some other form that will promptly decay and turn to gas. I’ll retire to Bedlam.
I can’t believe people actually get paid for studying cow farts and how they affect us. These people are certifiable.
All the gasbags are on the left.
People who don’t work in agriculture, and didn’t invest a dime of their own money in it, want to be in charge of it. People who don’t raise cows are sure they have a lot of really good advice to offer the people who do raise cows.
These are the kind of people who elect an Obama into high office. Never built anything, never accomplished anything, but he’s pretty sure he knows better than you do how it all works.