McDonalds Is Not Loving The Cow Flatulence In Britain

Your Mom asks if everyone else was jumping off the AGW bridge, would you? Apparently, McDonalds answer is a resounding “yes”. Headline

McDonald’s seeks to cut cows’ methane emissions

Three-year study by burger giant aims to reduce pollution from flatulent livestock

So now methane, a natural gas produced, in this case, inside one of God’s creatures, is a pollutant? When I think of pollutants, I think of smog, not natural stuff.

McDonald’s has long been the butt of jokes about what goes into its burgers, but now it is to spend thousands of pounds investigating what comes out of its beef cows.

Anyone want to place a bet on how much the cost of burgers goes up in Britain?

The fast food chain, which uses beef from 350,000 cattle a year for its burger meat, is to conduct a three-year study into methane emissions from cattle on 350 farms across Britain. Gas produced by flatulent livestock accounts for 4% of the UK’s total carbon emissions. It is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse agent.

??????? Methane is now carbon? This is the same kind of muddle headed thinking that goes into the rest of climate alarmist studies and talking points, such as “global warming is causing the current mega cold and snow spell in the Northern hemisphere.” There is no doubt that methane is a potent greenhouse gas, much worse than CO2, as I have said time and time again, and there are certainly things we can do, particularly in looking at new methods to reduce the methane that comes from our landfills, but, come on, cow farts? If you look back at the UN IPCC reports and others, you will see that agriculture accounts for the largest release of greenhouse gasses from Mankind.

Cows eat plants, making them flatulent. That’s nature. And the chicken littles want mess with that. However, it is highly doubtful that any changes will come from this “ground breaking project” (except a few companies making a ton off of Mickey D’s, and customers paying more)

The scheme is part of a broader attempt by Steve Easterbrook [CEO of McDonalds UK] to rebrand McDonald’s in the UK as a more socially aware and environmentally friendly organisation.

In other words, they want to look good, much like the way Al Gore lives a massive carbon lifestyle but purchases carbon offsets (from his own company, of course.)

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Comment by TFMo
2010-01-10 09:57:49

It may surprise you to learn that the cow is not Photoshopped. This pic is actually taken from near where I grew up in a rural area in Arkansas.

You see, Arkansas cows have an enemy: bored, drunken high school boys. Every spring, when the cows come out, high school boys from all over the state engage in variations of cow-tipping. There is the usual cow-tipping, where you just push a sleeping cow over, then there’s cow-ramming where you push a sleeping cow over with your truck, and of course cow-shooting, where you tip the cow over with a 12-gauge to the head.

As a natural response to this threat, Arkansas cows consume huge amounts of flammable substances. Roving packs of cows can be found in the winter, lurking around garages and the broken-down vehicles used as lawn ornaments, hunting for 30 wt, kerosene, or discarded copies of It Takes A Village.

Then they begin their annual migration to the mountains to look for flint, which they grind down into slivers, eat, then pass through their digestive tract in hopes that the little shards will embed themselves into the sphincter.

The cow passes gas and clenches, causing the flint to spark, then igniting the issuance in a fiery ball of stinky death. Every spring, more and more high school boys are immolated, thus reducing the potential fast-food work force. There was a great concern over this until Huckabee wisely encouraged illegal aliens to come to Arkansas. And since football season is done with by this time, everyone pretty much stopped caring.

Out of necessity, all Arkansans are required to volunteer for the first three months of spring with the fire department; a state as heavily wooded as Arkansas teeters on the brink of Apocalypse every year, and every year, the citizens go just a little more insane from huffing cow farts.

 
Comment by William Teach
2010-01-10 11:42:15

ROTFLOL!

 
Comment by snookered
2010-01-10 20:31:35

The cows produce methane by digesting grass. This is aided by bacteria in their guts. So what happens to the grass that is not eaten? When it dies, do not the bacteria that decompose the grass release the same amount of methane in little tiny bacteria farts?

 

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