Skip to comments.Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay
Posted on 04/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
April 12, 2014
An earlier version of this story said that the methane emissions associated with livestock come from their farts. In fact, most of those methane emissions come from belches.
Sorry to ruin your appetite, but it's time to talk about cow belches.
Humans the world over are eating meat and drinking milk some of us a little less, some of us a lot more, than years past. Farmers are bringing more and more cows into the world to meet demand, and with them escapes more methane into the atmosphere.
In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for 39 percent of all the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, according to a report that United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization released Friday. That's more than synthetic fertilizer or deforestation. Methane from livestock rose 11 percent between 2001 and 2011.
Those emissions, combined with emissions from all the other sectors of food production, aren't likely to go down anytime soon. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry and fishing have doubled over the past 50 years, according to the report. Emissions could go up by 30 percent by 2050.
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What about people gas? I am certain Moochelle emits some after her many vacations.
Did the dinosaurs fart? Are the alarmists claiming that was the cause of temperatures on earth back then?
Does Al Gore belch?
This NPR person is intellectually challenged...definitely from the LEFT side of the Bell Curve.
Unless the plant material is frozen or buried deeply it is all going to be metabolized into methane either by the cows or by bacteria.
Getting rid of all the cows would not change a thing.
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“Did the dinosaurs fart?
by some accounts they farted themselves into extinction ...
So, the BLM was just trying to protect the world
from the Bundy cows?
Didn’t Buffalo once cover the plains by the millions. Weren’t the Serengeti plains loaded with much more animals. That’s a lot of farts.
Apparently the 75 to 100 million bison that used to roam this continent ran on unleaded grass and farted pure oxygen.
Give all dem cowses some probiotics or sumfin.
Well, we’re supposed to ban bossy. So say bye to Bossy the cow.............................
Well that settles it! The Southern border needs patrols. No letting any more gassy beaneating Mexicans in! Think of the methane costs!
No, he farts out his mouth.
If these wackos keep it up, we’ll soon hear about fish farts warming the planet.
Before there were cattle in the US, there were millions (likely hundreds of millions) of Buffalo roaming the plains in fantastically large herds.
Likewise, in Africa there were immense herds of such animals—numbering in the millions.
I guess there was no global warming in those days...
It is a horrible situation. Animals all belch, fart and exhale greenhouse gases. And when plants and animals die, their bodies all decompose into greenhouse gases.
It is obvious. The only way to save the earth is to eliminate all life and ship all of that carbon into the sun. Presumably, the last few people alive will take care of that task.
Composting is exactly like what goes on in a cows stomachs isn’t it?
They want to outlaw plant matter from decaying?
Never fear. 2015 guidelines for the US diet point to NO MEAT.
“Meet the Radicals Creating the New Federal Dietary Guidelines
Environmentalism creeps into food policy”
“Clancy said beef production is the greatest concern.
Meat production is harmful to the environment because of manure runoff and methane production by cattle, she said, which has a much stronger effect on climate change than carbon dioxide does per unit of methane.
Following the talk, Dr. Miriam Nelson, a member of the DGAC committee, thanked Clancy for her really, really wonderful presentation.
I think the good news here, in my mind, is that when we look at actually the current dietary guidelineswith the exception of fish, because I think fish is an issuereally we are talking about eating more plants, fewer animals, she said.”
Gassy Cow? That’s a volcano.
We? Does she have a mouse in her pocket? Maybe all the leftist and elitists can eat more plants. That should cut down on cow methane, but I'm sure more people eating beans will increase their methane output.
As for me, they'll get my steak knife when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Shall I point out that there used to be buffalo herds that stretched for miles during the last little ice age?
Ain’t that Moocowski?
Let’s just solve are energy problems by using cow methane. Just put a cow in the back seat of your car and stick pipe from the butt of the cow into the motor.
Many greens love animals and hate humans. They want as many humans eliminated as possible “to save the planet.” But here’s their quandary....animals release gas too. More animals means more gas released. So if they were staying true to their love of the planet over mammals, they would demand the slaughter of millions of animals. I can certainly agree with that.... especially every time I charcoal.
LMAO...post of the day!!!!!!!!!!
Until the Feds attack the next Clive Bundy....
Crap comes out of his mouth.
Don’t the loony lefties have anything else to worry needlessly about?
But the Planet is no longer warming
Burn the methane off as it is expelled?
Let's do some math. There are 7 billion humans on the face of the earth. Each give off roughly 3 liters of methane a day according to a Canadian study.
There aren't 7 billion cattle, or any where close to that number on the earth. So, by multiplying the 3 liters by 7 billion, that gives one a good idea of the amount of gas humans give off.
But one must account for the added gas given off by politicians and some educated fools.
But it's only the humans' effects that matter in their equation, so I doubt if that it is actually a quandary to them. Animals could release all the gas their little hearts desired and it wouldn't matter a whit, if all the humans were gone.
Cows fitted with ignighters?
My son and I were just busting a gut speculating, wife is still shaking her head!
LOL imagine looking out across the meadow at night as the cow flares go off like fireflies.
Maybe they can create a cow that farts helium, it would save the planet and make ranchers talk funny at the same time. And rodeos would be hilarious.
Typical leftists, that don't know which end of the cow is which. Your taxes support these twits, end NPR now.
Ooh, ooh, like on a BBQ grill! The action of the cow flipping it’s tail ignites a Piezo spark which burns off the methane?
I smell, um, a federal grant!
600 million dollars later:
“Well, we fed Test Subject Z a crate of cabbage and sewed prototype X1BVII to her ahhh ....
“It nearly killed her.”