Methane emissions from cows is going to kill us per one George Dvorsky (if he can over dramatize so can I).
He starts out with, “the new finding means it’s going to be even tougher to combat climate change than we realized.” assuming we are all in accord with the notion we need to ‘fight’ climate change.
What he doesn’t mention, while the USDA estimates the USA has about 98.4 million cattle, in 1880 an estimated 60 million bison inhabited North America. Does Gerogie not understand bison are one of about 12 species of bovine inhabiting our Earth?
OK, some species may now be extinct. All bovines belch and fart methane. One wonders just how many bovines exist today world wide (1.3 to 1.5 billion) as to how many before, say, 1900?
Methane is an efficient “green house” gas that persists for around 16 years in our atmosphere. Could it be that methane is a necessary component to keep our atmosphere stable?
All these climate change fanatics use the planet Venus as their justification. How sure are we that Venus’ atmosphere persists solely because of ‘green house’ gasses? Venus lacks a magnetosphere. Apples to oranges comparison?
Surely pleasing to his PETA readers, he slips in, "suggests we should cut back on our consumption of meat and dairy. The privilege we have over these animals, it would appear, now comes at a hefty price".
Sadly, all this “settled” science’crap obscures good science. Information that should be taken seriously gets ignored IMO.
OK, one point to the PETA types. Cattle are fed food to fatten them that causes such severe bloating that anti bloating chemicals (Tums?) must be added to the feed. A fight for another day?