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cowgal's picture
Location: Colorado
Joined: 03/10/2002
Posts: 1787
Cows contribute more methane than coal, landfills...

Yup, cows contribute more methane to our atmosphere than any other single source. More than coal, landfills and sewage treatment plants.


But the admin has decided no "cow tax" that its difficult to regulate cow burps and gassy emissions from livestock.

At first this article sounds like its just plain old funny, however when you think about it and realize that scientists and our administration knows that cows contribute more methane to our air than any other source - and yet they will proceed with regulating industries that contribute just a small percentage by comparison.

In the print version of the above article was included a chart and graph, showing just how disproportionate the percentages are.

Quote from article:
One contributor to global warming — bigger than coal mines, landfills and sewage treatment plants — is being left out of efforts by the Obama administration and House Democrats to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Cow burps.

Belching from the nation's 170 million cattle, sheep and pigs produces about one-quarter of the methane released in the U.S. each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That makes the hoofed critters the largest source of the heat-trapping gas.

Joined: 04/01/2009
Posts: 435
Cows contribute more methane than coal, landfills...

I liked Reagan's "trees cause pollution" better. Had that authentic ring of pure contrarianess. Of course if methane were CO2, and if cabbages were horses we all would ride.

Location: California
Joined: 09/06/2008
Posts: 1066
Cows contribute more methane than coal, landfills...

If this is true then Ted Kennedy is personally responsible for global warming. Laugh

expatriate's picture
Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/26/2002
Posts: 3206
Cows contribute more methane than coal, landfills...

Given all the flatus coming out of Washington these days, every glacier on the planet is going to melt in the next couple years.

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