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Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay
NPR ^ | April 12, 2014 | by MAANVI SINGH

Posted on 04/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Correction

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; climategate; doomage; failure; globalwarminghoax; hoax; methane; socialism
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1 posted on 04/12/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What about people gas? I am certain Moochelle emits some after her many vacations.


2 posted on 04/12/2014 4:52:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did the dinosaurs fart? Are the alarmists claiming that was the cause of temperatures on earth back then?


3 posted on 04/12/2014 4:52:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Moo...BRAAAAAAAAP...Mooo.”


4 posted on 04/12/2014 4:53:30 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gassy Cow #1:


5 posted on 04/12/2014 4:56:05 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does Al Gore belch?


6 posted on 04/12/2014 4:56:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Methane: The irrelevant greenhouse gas
7 posted on 04/12/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This NPR person is intellectually challenged...definitely from the LEFT side of the Bell Curve.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


9 posted on 04/12/2014 4:58:24 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They’re Here To Stay”

Pet Cows All the Rage in Suburbs, Prices Soar

[Little play on the crazy goat market.]


10 posted on 04/12/2014 4:59:12 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Did the dinosaurs fart?

by some accounts they farted themselves into extinction ...


11 posted on 04/12/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, the BLM was just trying to protect the world
from the Bundy cows?


12 posted on 04/12/2014 5:01:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 5:02:13 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: BenLurkin

Apparently the 75 to 100 million bison that used to roam this continent ran on unleaded grass and farted pure oxygen.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 5:06:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Give all dem cowses some probiotics or sumfin.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 5:07:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Starstruck

And/or belches


16 posted on 04/12/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, we’re supposed to ban bossy. So say bye to Bossy the cow.............................


17 posted on 04/12/2014 5:08:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: LostInBayport

Well played!


18 posted on 04/12/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well that settles it! The Southern border needs patrols. No letting any more gassy beaneating Mexicans in! Think of the methane costs!


19 posted on 04/12/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Cicero

No, he farts out his mouth.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 5:14:32 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If these wackos keep it up, we’ll soon hear about fish farts warming the planet.

Geez!


21 posted on 04/12/2014 5:15:52 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: bushbuddy

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...


22 posted on 04/12/2014 5:26:30 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 5:27:41 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Composting is exactly like what goes on in a cows stomachs isn’t it?

They want to outlaw plant matter from decaying?


24 posted on 04/12/2014 5:28:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: bushbuddy
I saw a catfish that had little bubbles wafting up from his ass, and I swear he had a smirk on his face. The bubbles went to the surface and popped, releasing the toxic gas into our atmosphere. This would fit the warmest narrative that everything causes global warming.
25 posted on 04/12/2014 5:37:35 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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”

http://freebeacon.com/issues/meet-the-radicals-creating-the-new-federal-dietary-guidelines/

“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 guidelines—with the exception of fish, because I think fish is an issue—really we are talking about eating more plants, fewer animals,” she said.”


26 posted on 04/12/2014 5:38:12 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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27 posted on 04/12/2014 5:39:23 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL


28 posted on 04/12/2014 5:40:08 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Gassy Cow? That’s a volcano.


29 posted on 04/12/2014 5:42:43 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: combat_boots
...really we are talking about eating more plants, fewer animals,” she said.”

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.

30 posted on 04/12/2014 5:46:40 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shall I point out that there used to be buffalo herds that stretched for miles during the last little ice age?


31 posted on 04/12/2014 5:49:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Snickering Hound

Ain’t that Moocowski?


32 posted on 04/12/2014 5:49:34 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: dforest

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.


33 posted on 04/12/2014 6:03:36 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 6:06:02 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: LostInBayport

LMAO...post of the day!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 04/12/2014 6:10:12 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Until the Feds attack the next Clive Bundy....


36 posted on 04/12/2014 6:10:43 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: beethovenfan
No, he farts out his mouth.

Crap comes out of his mouth.

37 posted on 04/12/2014 6:11:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
`Bovine emissions, are killing our country. NPR photo: NPR all songs nprallsongsconsidered.jpg So much sadness, comes over me.' Graham Cracker
38 posted on 04/12/2014 6:14:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: dforest

Don’t the loony lefties have anything else to worry needlessly about?


39 posted on 04/12/2014 6:20:15 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But the Planet is no longer warming


40 posted on 04/12/2014 6:24:23 PM PDT by Rock Eye Jack
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Outlaw beef???


41 posted on 04/12/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Burn the methane off as it is expelled?


42 posted on 04/12/2014 6:26:40 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRColl)
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To: dforest
What about people gas? I am certain Moochelle emits some after her many vacations.

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.

43 posted on 04/12/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: driftless2
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.

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.

44 posted on 04/12/2014 6:28:43 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: jughandle

Cows fitted with ignighters?


45 posted on 04/12/2014 6:29:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

My son and I were just busting a gut speculating, wife is still shaking her head!


46 posted on 04/12/2014 6:32:32 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRColl)
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To: jughandle

LOL imagine looking out across the meadow at night as the cow flares go off like fireflies.


47 posted on 04/12/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


48 posted on 04/12/2014 6:40:08 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Correction 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.

Typical leftists, that don't know which end of the cow is which. Your taxes support these twits, end NPR now.

49 posted on 04/12/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: cripplecreek

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 ....

“Rectum?”

“It nearly killed her.”


50 posted on 04/12/2014 6:43:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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