Daily Wisdom

December 11, 2006

U.N. Says Global Warming is B.S.

NEW YORK, NY -- According to a new report from the United Nations, cows and other livestock are the primary contributors to global warming and other environmental problems.

"Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems,” senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld said. “Urgent action is required to remedy the situation."

The Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association responded to the report saying... "BEEF... It's What's For Dinner!"

According to the report, livestock production accounts for just 9 per cent of CO2 deriving from human-related activities, but produces a much larger share of even more harmful greenhouse gases. It generates 65 per cent of the nitrous oxide, which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2. Most of this comes from manure (i.e., cow flops, buffalo chips, meadow muffins, or... B.S.)

And it accounts for 37 per cent of all methane (23 times as warming as CO2), which is largely produced by the digestive system of ruminants (that is, flatulence, "wind", passing gas, or... bull farts).

It also produces 64 per cent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain. The report says grazing further contributes to deforestation, erosion, and desertification. Apparently the run-off from cattle ranches also contributes to water pollution.

BAD COWS... BAD, BAD COWS!

A full copy of the report entitled "Livestock’s Long Shadow" can be found HERE. The U.N. denies the claims of some critics that the report was compiled largely by a group of self-serving vegetarians.

11 Comments:

At 12/11/2006 9:13 PM , Blogger camojack said...

You are what you eat...

 
At 12/11/2006 9:19 PM , Anonymous mig said...

Oh brother... more San Francisco Values! Now we can just count the days before Vegan-ism is mandated.

 
At 12/12/2006 5:49 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Hmph. And here I thought it was human B.S. that was the bane of the planet. Bad cows! Bad, bad cows!

 
At 12/12/2006 7:14 AM , Blogger Beerme said...

Perhaps if all the humans ate the grain that we produce for cows, then humans could accurately be said to cause the dreaded Global Warming that has been attributed to us. Vegans would be especially heinous criminals due to the great flatulance factor caused by such a diet.

What's your carbon footprint?

 
At 12/12/2006 7:29 AM , Blogger onlineanalyst said...

Oh, no! The root of all of our problems is India, where cows are sacred.

BTW The green weenies have now changed their mantra to "climate change"-- as if humans could affect what has occurred since time immemorial. What hubris these self-appointed gods have annointed themselves with!

 
At 12/12/2006 8:20 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

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At 12/12/2006 2:52 PM , Blogger darth_meister said...

After Kofi's bloviating yesterday, I'd say global warmin probably jumped another quarter degree. I wonder how President Bush must be feeling after being tagged-teamed by Kofi and Hugo Chavez? Real birds of feather they.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:57 PM , Blogger darth_meister said...

I have yet to determine if liberal secular leftists can't or won't see the dangerous seeds of despotism inherent in their collectivist ideology. But its all for our "good" they say. Yeah, there's nothing like living in a velvet-lined menagerie all safe and sound. The American founders must be spinning in their graves.

 
At 12/12/2006 9:12 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

The buffalo herds were worse....Heap many trees had to be cut down and burned to cook 'em!

 
At 12/13/2006 11:51 AM , Anonymous Ms RightWing's Ink said...

You haven't seen any gas so far, but now that Kucinich is in the running for prez--we will all enjoy gas

 
At 12/14/2006 1:23 AM , Blogger camojack said...

ELEVENTEEN!!!

 

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