AGW Today: Burgers, Sundance Kid

The Economic Times – Burgers to blame for most of the global warming

A report by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stated that 18 per cent of greenhouse gases are coming from animal agriculture – meat and dairy, used in making burgers.

According to Environmental News Network , the 408-page report states that what many people are eating is contributing more to global warming than the entire transportation sector of the United States.

The report said that the Earth, and all who reside here, are in grave peril like never before.

What in the hell is the Economic Times doing publishing this? Don’t they know that it is only CO2 that they are allowed to discuss? Anyhow, this is really nothing new, but, it will give the vegans some talking points. Except that plants generate lots of methane, too.

FYI to Silke and John: when I mention that I believe Man has a small piece of the cause of some global warming, the above is what I am referring to. Plus, land fills, which generate quite a bit of methane.

Robert Redford has been fighting on behalf of the environment for more than 30 years. From producing documentary films about solar power to lobbying Congress, his work has been both in the field and inside the Beltway.

These days, he has a new venue for environmental activism: slam poetry. Sponsored by Redford’s Sundance Preserve, in collaboration with Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that presents spoken-word performances, the Academy Award-winning actor is getting his message out in rhyme.

Oooooooooo-K. That should fix the issue. Awareness! Change! Carbon credits! Feel good! Do nothing substantive!

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5 Responses to “AGW Today: Burgers, Sundance Kid”

  1. Silke says:

    This is not a new report, Teach. You’ve cited it several times (Livestock’s Long Shadow – FAO, 2006). It’s almost two years old. Why is this report more convincing to you than the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report, which was published in 2007 and incorporated this information?

    The direct warming impact is highest for carbon dioxide simply because its concentration and the emitted quantities are much higher than that of the other gases. Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas. Once emitted, methane remains in the atmosphere for approximately 9-15 years. Methane is about 21 times more effective in trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Atmospheric concentrations of CH4 have increased by about 150 percent since pre-industrial times, although the rate of increase has been declining recently. (pg 82)

    Since you agree that the meat industry is a significant contributor to serious environmental problems today, have you stopped eating meat?

  2. […] William Teach discovers yet another thing that causes Gorebal “Warming” – cows. Make my steak medium-well, please, and my glass of milk extra-frosty. […]

  3. If you notice, Silke, the story is new, and I find it humorous, particularly since the climahysterics mostly avoid any mention of methane. Cow farts are just not sexy.

    And no, I am not giving up meat. However, I do believe that something should be done about landfills to decrease the amount of methane released from our ever-expanding garbage. No way can we reduce our agriculture programs.

  4. Silke says:

    Teach, do you agree with the quote I provided above?

    The article itself may be new but it is based on the report released almost two years ago. Is there really another report released by the same organization with the exact same amount of pages and the same conclusions (408)?

    http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library/key_pub/longshad/A0701E00.pdf

    I fully acknowledge the problem with livestock, as does the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report. What I don’t understand is why you accept this study and not the IPCC’s assessment which includes many other (and more recent) climate studies, not just the effects of livestock.

    Is it really fair of you to criticize others for not changing their lives when you won’t change yours?

  5. John Ryan says:

    The cult of denial has a strong hold on Teach. Only one current candidate for President shares his views Ron Paul
    Teach even the POPE is warning people about the dangers in global climate change. Is there global warming ? Does man play ANY part in it ?

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