Skip to comments.The World Depends on Stopping Cow Farts
Posted on 04/01/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Speaking of global warming, I have it right here in the National Journal. This is the headline. National Journal! This is not some kook fringe operation. "It May Take a Global Vegetarian Movement to Combat Climate Change -- It may be impossible to reach the U.N.'s goals without significant changes in global diet, a new study finds." It's by Brian Resnick.
"If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we're going to have to do something about cow farts." That's what it says, and I am not making this up. They are now looking into the serious reduction of methane, which is what "cow farts" are. It says it right here. (interruption) It's in the first line of the story in the National Journal. It isn't me. I'm reading from the news, and they mean this seriously.
This is not a humor piece.
These people are not funny in the Drive-By Media.
Can you imagine...? Take any of the old deans of journalism from the old days. Imagine them saying, "If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we're going to have to do something about cow farts. That's the conclusion of a study published today in the journal Climatic Change. If we have any shot of reaching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's global-warming mitigation goals, the world is going to have to start eating a lot less meat.
"Thirty-seven percent of all human-caused methane emissions come from the worldwide agricultural industry. Compared with CO2, methane is 21 times more effective at trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere, according to the United Nations. While transportation and electricity account for more than half of emissions in the United States, the EPA reports that agriculture comprises 8% of all greenhouse-gas emissions."
They're dead serious, and there's no questioning.
The UN says X, so X is true.
The UN says the only way to save the planet now is by eliminating cattle. I mean, how do you stop cow farts? Frankly the only way to get rid of cow farts is to get rid of cows. It's them or us, is the way this is put in the National Journal. This is not some kook, fringe publication. (interruption) No. No. (interruption) No. No, no other animal farts matter. That's the point. Cow farts.
Now, the problem is cows are cattle. You know, we get milk from cows, too, not just... (interruption) Yeah. I guess. We're supposed to go to goat milk or chicken milk. No cheese. Anything that you get from a cow's gotta go. (interruption) To save the planet. (interruption) Well, if we're gonna be able to implement what the UN says we have to do to save the planet. Let's go to the audio sound bites.
I mean, this is also being ginned up today, folks, in addition to this propaganda with Obamacare. This is last night, actually. This is Brian Williams. I don't think it was his lead, but it's over the top. This is what you would hear a news anchor say in a movie when the aliens land, and here he is reporting about a new report on global warming and climate change. This is the NBC Nightly News.
WILLIAMS: The world has never been spoken to quite this way. We've never been warned like this before, all of us, about climate change. Nor have so many countries agreed quite this much on the clear and present danger it represents. Here is the takeaway: Unless the world changes course quickly and dramatically, the fundamental systems that support human civilization are at risk!
RUSH: Gee. Well, it sounds like he bought it all. I just don't know if he really does. Maybe he does. I don't know what to think. This is just so much sophistry. This is beyond description. It's genuinely pathetic. "The world has never been spoken to quite this way. We've never been warned like this before, all of us, about climate change.
"Nor have so many countries agreed quite this much on the clear and present danger it represents." We've only been hearing this since the seventies! You know, I sit here and I do ask, "Is there any way of combating this? Is there any way of creating an atmosphere where when people hear something like this, they just automatically reject it and laugh at it?" You know, I actually shudder when I think people watch this and soak it up and believe it.
It's a scary thought.
But, you know, they do. They eat this up. Some people do just 'cause it's on television. We now have next in the audio sound bites, three certifiable global warming lunatics discussing climate change with Charlie Rose. This is last night on PBS with Charlie Rose. He spoke with Princeton University professor of geosciences and international affairs Michael Oppenheimer.
Now, I remember this guy. This Oppenheimer guy, the first time I saw him was in the summer of 1984. He was on This Week with David Brinkley, and he said, "We've got 20 years!" It's 1984, and he says, "We have 20 years," and at the time he said we couldn't conclusively prove it but that we didn't have time to find out if he was wrong.
Because if he was right, the results would be so bad. "We just have to get started dealing with this whether we think we're right or not. It's so bad, we don't have time to be wrong! We don't have time to wait to see if my data are incorrect." That's the nut of what he said. That was 1984. What is that, 30 years ago? (I'm so lousy at math.) He said, "We only have 20 years."
So Charlie Rose, one of these sponges that soaks up all this stuff, said, "Even some people who are climate deniers because they're hung up about the man-made aspect of it, are looking at what's happening in the Arctic and are saying, 'Yes, something is going on.'" Who are they? Who in the world are these "deniers"? Because what's going on in the Arctic is that there is more ice!
It isn't melting.
This is one of these days I just feel surrounded by genuine idiocy. I feel surrounded and consumed by it. I feel trapped. No matter where I turn, no matter where I look (other than with you guys), I'm seeing rampant lunacy. Okay, so again the question, "Even some people who are climate deniers because they're hung up about the man-made aspect of it, are looking at what's happening in the Arctic and are saying, 'Yes, something is going on.'"
What about it, Dr. Oppenheimer?
OPPENHEIMER: Every time one of these reports comes out, you convince a few more people who are dyed-in-the-wool opponents. But there's gonna be the hard core who are never gonna cede on this, and there are complex reasons for that. With some people, they just like to stand away from the crowd. With some people, it's economic self-interest. The point is, you can't wait for everybody to agree. You know, the climate change that we're experiencing now is essentially baked in. That is, we can't do much about what's gonna happen over the next 10 or 20 years no matter what we do on emissions except try to protect ourselves, try to have better coping and adapting mechanisms. But if we don't act now in reducing emissions a lot, there's gonna be hell to pay for particularly the next generation.
RUSH: And that's how they've always sold it, folks. There's nothing we can do about it right now, but for our children and grandchildren, we have to act. For as long as I've been listening to these people. Oh, it's baked in, there's nothing we can do about it, it's there. The question is, our ultimate survival, 50 years from now, hundred years from now, if we don't act, then your children and grandchildren may not know this planet the way you and I do, if we don't act.
And here he's doing it again. You know, Charlie, we don't have time to wait for everybody to agree. Of course we don't have time to wait for everybody to agree because not even close to everybody's gonna agree. These are statists anyway. They don't care if anybody agrees with them. We can't do much, we're cooked, Charlie, next 10 to 20 years, I mean, it is what it is. Nothing we can do about it. The disasters that await are the disasters that await. They're gonna happen, and there's nothing we can do about it. All we can try to do, Charlie, is protect ourselves. Try to have better coping mechanisms.
Oh, don't you love the scare language? Better coping mechanisms, adapting mechanisms. For me, that just means turning up the air conditioner. But it isn't getting warmer, is the point. Look, up next is Jeffrey Sachs. Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, and he then weighed in on what Oppenheimer and Charlie Rose were discussing.
SACHS: We're on a trajectory, as this report makes clear, that blows the world out of the water, maybe a four degree centigrade rise compared to where we are right now, by the end of the century. Every red light is flashing on food supply, on safety, on storms. This is a disaster, the current trajectory. When you look at the time that we have to get this right, it's extremely short. We're just at the end of being able to hold to the level that the world promised itself. I would say December 2015 is the last chance to keep that two degree centigrade limit. If we miss it, it's gone, then we're talking about something beyond anything safe. Then we're talking about horrible damages.
RUSH: You know, this borders on irresponsible, when you get right down to it. Here's this guy at Columbia, "I would say, Charlie, December 15th is the last chance to keep that two degrees centigrade." What he means is that if we don't drastically curtail capitalism and freedom and economic progress, 'cause that's what these guys are talking about, that's the danger. The danger is productivity. The danger is progress. The danger is growing economies. If we don't stop that, Charlie, if we don't lock in -- 'cause what we've already done, we've guaranteed ourselves that by the end of the century, we're gonna be two degrees centigrade higher.
And if we don't lock that in by rolling back our economy and rolling back some liberty and raising some taxes and taking away some freedom, if we don't do that by December of 2015, Charlie, then we're gonna blow past that two degree centigrade limit and it's gonna end up being four degrees, and then we're talking horrible damages. This is just irresponsible, folks. I shudder because this guy, he's director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, this guy's a professor. He's teaching your kids that you're paying 50 grand a year to go to this place. And here, finally, Michael Mann. He's the old hockey stick guy, Penn State, professor of meteorology and director of earth system science, and it was his chance to weigh in.
MANN: The Chinese government is actually having a serious discussion about instituting a carbon tax. They recognize, the Chinese government has recognized the degradation, the damages that the emission of carbon is doing and they recognize that that has to be taken into account in any long-term, coherent, viable energy strategy. In that sense, they're way ahead of us because we have a US House of Representatives which has a science committee that is led by politicians who reject the notion that climate change even exists. And we can't have a serious discussion about policy as long as we've got a Congress or congressional leadership in the House that takes an anti-scientific stance when it comes to issues like climate change. We've gotta move past that.
RUSH: So we've got to get rid of the Republicans in the House and get more people like the communist Chinese in our government, because they're running rings around us. Have you seen a picture of Shanghai or Beijing lately? You can't see anything. Smog, the pollution. They're not cutting back. These countries, the ChiComs, India, they're not going to cut back on their economic growth. And the Third World countries want some economic growth. They're not gonna willingly stay poor and riding around on oxen just to keep these pointy-heads happy.
RUSH: What's going on here is that they can't get anybody's attention. In every public opinion poll, global warming is down at the bottom. So they're trying to scare people out of their pants, because that's all they've got. The lone tactic that socialists have is to scare you, and that is what they're trying to do 'cause you're not buying what they're saying. And as they get more radical and lunatic like this, I don't know what they expect. When you tell people that we have to get rid of cow farts to save the planet, nobody is gonna go for that. Well, not nobody. But that's how just out of control that they have gotten.
I'm willing to provide a bicycle to cover their travel needs.
How does one find these folks for speaking engagements?
So let me guess:
cut down numbers of cattle significantly to supposedly reduce the numbers
you can still eat beef but now its price will have risen a minimum of threefold and you have to have a special permit
“special people” will be exempt and able to eat beef without a permit as long as it’s prepared indoors by a waitstaff In a “controlled” area.
Am I right?
Thanks for the chuckle at the end of the day. It's funny to watch O'Reilly take the MSM apart for publicly expounding their utter fantasy world and calling it news, as with the alien abduction of the missing Malaysia airliner.
BtD: "G'mornin', sir. Gosh, it's sure swell to be working for the EPA. How can I save the planet today?"
EPA Guy: "Well, what you do, see, is to take this here cork and go put it up that cow's butt."
BtD: "Uh, wha?"
EPA Guy: "Yessireebub, it's the latest directive from DC. You want to keep the baby polar bears from drowning, don't you?"
BtD: "Well, I..."
EPA Guy: "Then it's settled. There's a bag of corks over by the barn. Do this one first."
BtD: "Oh. Well, OK..." (walks off dubiously. Sound of mayhem in background)
EPA Guy 2: "Uh, sir? That was a bull."
At least you’d get ample warning ripples from that bunch, and could move away before it hits.
The Obama administration has decided that if you can’t do anything about anything, you might as well go after cow farts.
Bet they are all Wal-Mart Shoppers too.
March 5, 2014
“According to USDAs Cattle Inventory report, released Friday, all cattle and calves in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2014 totaled 87.7 million head, 2% below the 89.3 million on Jan. 1, 2013. This is the lowest Jan. 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 82.1 million on hand in 1951.
All cows and heifers that have calved, at 38.3 million, were down 1% from the 38.5 million on Jan. 1, 2013. This is the lowest Jan. 1 inventory of all cows and heifers that have calved since the 36.8 million head in 1941.”
Don’t blame the cows.
Perhaps AlGore should go to China before lecturing we Americanos.
that’s just not right.
I wonder how much closer this takes things to the tipping point.
I actually hope that they try to find out.
A little known fact. Buffalo farts, not the white eyes, wiped out the buffalo.
Are you telling me you would not adjust your standards accordingly.
Of course, if these girls were living on coconut milk/meat and fish...they would be losing weight by the tens of pounds a week.
BTW, I think the redhead is kinda cute.
As a boy, I once had my mouth washed out with soap for saying fart in the presence of my parents.
What about the Buffalo? Which were in their thundering herds more numerous than cows in the USA today?
Did buffalo farts contribute to global warming? How would nature know if they were WILD BUFFALO vs Domesticated Cows?
Man made global warming....only idiots who can’t think for themselves fall for it
You might be morbidly obese if it’s been years since you’ve seen your own genitalia without using a mirror.
Seriously, that’s got to hurt, I don’t see how it can’t. Not just joint pain, their skin looks as if it’s about to burst open like a giant pimple or something.
Run. That fat isn't maintained by osmosis. You're what's for dinner.
One solution: “Put a cork in it”.
If that doesn’t work very well, DUCK!
The cow-farts/burping issue started out as a hoax on Rep. John Ashbrook wherein someone illegally put an item in the Congressional Record under his name, about a govt proposal to stop cows from spreading methane.
The story was later expanded as a legitimate environmental issue by marxist Jeremy Rifkin (the head of the marxist Peoples Bicentennial Commission/Peoples Busines Commission”’ the Hanoi Lobby’s “Citizens Commission of Inquiry into US War Crimes in Vietnam”,(Jane Fonda, Dave Dellinger, Uhl, Ensign, Schoenman, etc)’ and then his “Foundation for Economic Trends”, one of the greatest con operations since PT Barnum’s sideshows.
Now every environ-wacko has latched onto cow farts, esp. the Vegans and possibly the Devil worshippers (they’re goat people, you know). Some propose putting gas collecting diapers on the cows, putting pipes up their butts, or just killing them. (If they really wanted to stop the production of massive quantities of Greenhouse Gases, they could apply any of those three techniques to Congress - welcome to the Left’s fantasy world).
Excuse me while I go out and get a hamburger. All this talk about cows and Methane is making me hungry.
Hey buddy, supersize those fries, will ya?
calling that mess an “administration” is like calling a cow fart a Mozart concerto.
“Am I right”
Of course you are because the elite are so predictable.
There are methane consuming bacteria on the earth already. My SWAG? They will keep atmospheric methane below a certain range, cow farts or no.
They don't maintain that blubber by eating seafood and veggies.;-)
Re the photo of the cow’s ass and Brian Williams. How do you tell them apart?
Coming to a movie near you soon, “Cow Farts: Blasts from the Ass” starring Brendon Fraser and Harry Reid.
Movie: “Gas II: The Cows’ side of the Story”
Re Jeffrey Sachs. If this is the same guy, I knew him at the World Bank when he was sane.
Oppenheimer - Don’t think he was ever sane.
Michael Mann - Once described by Don Rickles as a “ Hockey Puck or was that Puke”. That would go along with his “Hockey Stick” global warming theory fraud.
I prefer Manfred Mann (”Do Wa Diddy”). Or Barry Mann - “Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp” (about 1961).
Then there is always “Man Oh Man its Manischewitz” (wine).
And the last “Man” on my list would be Janet Napolitano.
Because the millions of buffalo that once roamed the U.S. never farted....not once.
We could get 50% there if Obobo, Mc Stupid and dirty Harry just keep there mouths shut. And if both houses quit all the B.S. they generating there would be no problem. Always remember Forests momma words(stupid is as stupid does)
to #26: Shhhh!. You and I know about the Methane eating bacteria, esp. in bogs and some ice packs, but don’t tell anyone else. They might get the idea that some of the Methane-banners are just eco-wackos who don’t know science, and we wouldn’t want that to happen, would we?
Hells bells. There are oil-eating bacteria too. Image if the Environ-wackos found out about that. Mass suicides by Cow farts. Oh the horror, or the pleasure of it.
I wonder what the hell they are teaching in Biology and Biochemistry today in both high schools and college? Doesn’t anyone read “Science” magazine or “Discover” anymore or even “Google” the subject?
God is not dead; our educational system is - brain dead.
There is far more bovine excrement gas coming from the liberals and demodummies in Washington than anywhere else on earth and they want “cow exhausts” to be “regulated”.
IDIOTS ALL OF THEM.
#13: Why don’t we just put a couple corks in Al Gore, from Stem to Stern. He looks like a stuffed pig, so why not make it a reality?
Going to “Corks R Us” and get a XXX size for the Goracle’s orifices. Saving the world, one cork at a time.
Maybe I can get nominated for the Nobel Peace Cork award.
Do you know that CORK spelled backwards is KROC? Much like the much of the evironmental wackos theories and models.
I truly wish I could stop Liberals farting. All of them!!
Let cows fart!! It’s natures way!!
TO RoosterRedux> We keep telling you to PUT ON YOUR GLASSES!
I attended a financial advisor conference in San Francisco around 1990. The keynote speaker was this Jeffery Sachs. Back then he was some hotshot liberal Economics professor at Harvard. I don’t even remember what he talked about. But here he is now as the Director of Earth at Columbia? What in the world are the qualifications to become Director of Earth? I think I would be just as equally qualified as Mr Sachs and I certainly didn’t attend Harvard.
Naw - Algore knows that the Chinese won't pony up, they'll just politely tell him to pee up a rope.
I never heard the word until I was in my 20s. And have never ever said it. Just too vulgar for words. Rush and everyone else should use a less odious word.
They want us meat free. Just like one of 0bama’s people opined in 2008-9.
THey want the cows dead and us Whites on rice.
Re Buffaloes never farting. That is why:
* They almost went extinct. They had so much gas built up inside and no place to go. That’s when someone lit a match and most of them exploded. There was one massive BBQ over the plains of America for months, and it led to the invention of BBQ sauce. Also led to the first Ribs carry out - “Buffalo Bill’s BBQ Rib Joint and Carry Out”. You won’t find this in the history books.
* The legend about the cow jumping over the moon was based on an actual story about a bloated cow who got too close to an open fire. Put it right into orbit. Then it exploded and that is why the moon is made of green cheese. Milk on the moon turns green. Every kid knows that.
Isn’t history fun?
Darn you, SandRat!
What was seen cannot be unseen.
They may or may not be vegetarians but they look like they’re vegetable most of the time.
“Wildebeest farts good.
Bison farts good.
cow farts bad!
The purpose of a politician is to keep the public frightened, of an imaginary booger man, that only the politician can protect you from.
Today’s booger man is (trumpets and flourishes please) COW FARTS!
And in 1860, the BISON herd on the high plains was approximately 70 million!
No one was worried about bison farts back then!
Bison are ruminants, and so are cattle. Bison fed on grasslands, so do cattle. And corn is a grass. Shazam! Maybe things aren’t so different now.
The notion that you can change the climate of the globe, by stopping cows from farting, can only come from a liberal politician. Nobody else thinks like that.
The main cause of hot air is the UN. We should ban it.