[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: No Cows, No Warming

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

No Cows, No Warming

Heard an interesting report on the Glenn Beck radio program this morning while returning from a meeting. Beck quoted a Drudge Report story which indicates that consuming animal meat can be more harmful to the environment than driving cars and trucks.

The sources: The United Nations and PETA.

You read it correctly.

Normally I would hesitate to believe anything PETA says, and the UN isn't exactly high on my list of credible sources anymore. However, it's been widely known for a long time that cow "emissions" release carbon dioxide, i.e. greenhouse gases, into the atmosphere. Here's a report from the The Independent in the United Kingdom from December 2006 which highlights the UN report.

When PETA got a hold of this story, I'm sure they were doing cartwheels and high-fiving each other for days. Think about it: the perfect marriage of liberal global warming activism and lack of animal consumption. They won the lottery.

No, I'm not ready to jump on the PETA bandwagon, but this underscores the vast unknowns that exist in the area of greenhouse gases and the causes of global warming. It's also why the rantings of Al Gore, et. al., should be taken with a grain of salt.

Wonder if Al Gore and his climate crisis compadres are abstaining from meat?

Anyway, the guys at Babalu Radio want to discuss Global Warming on their show tonight, and I hope to call in and give my thoughts.



Blogger chalacuna said...

Global warming has been hitting countries across the globe. Wether we like it or not it is the reality that we are going to face.

But there is still hope, if we just make one step at a time to solve this problem.

Going for Hybrid and Biofuels could be a great factor in reducing pollutants.

For 100% emission free, Electric Cars is the ultimate solution. Lets go for green and help save the planet.

6:03 AM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Wow, global-warming spam.

Robert, I missed the show and I'm trying to listen the next morning, but there's no sound after the opening music.

7:04 AM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Jonathan said...

OK, if you download the mp3 and scroll forward, the sound begins at around 11:30.

7:09 AM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger alesh said...

silly republicans! The report isn't taking about cow farts, it's talking about the TOTAL CLIMATE IMPACT of mean production:


That's what you get for reading Drudge! Oh, and Al Gore's rantings??

Really? Have you seen the movie? Have you heard that even GWB gas given up on pretending to not believe in global warming?

8:56 AM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Robert said...

Yep...GWB has caved in despite the iffy evidence in many reputable scientific sources.

Global warming is occurring, but the fact that cow farts are playing a role in the increase of naturally occurring CO2 tells you that there's plenty of room for debate on the cause.

I remember the good ol' days when scientific skepticism was viewed as a good thing. Now the far left and their agenda has turned it into a "holocaust denial" type of thing.

12:01 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Tony Scornavacca said...

At the risk of not being PC, I think that this global warming thing is the cause du jour.

2:40 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger El Gusano said...

Raising cattle for human consumption isn't really efficient or good for the planet.
Meat has a horrible "carbon footprint":
if your into that kind of thing....
But I will urge all to join the Friday morning fast for political prisoners just in case :)

4:59 PM, March 08, 2007  
Blogger Steve ("Klotz" As In "Blood") said...

I'm jealous: cow farts can melt polar ice caps, and mine don't even gross out my dog.

Anyway, Ludites and other rightwingnuts should greet this news joyously: it means your fuel-efficient yupster RVs aren't hurting the environment nearly as much as ol' Elsies' trumpeting in the pasture.

11:10 AM, March 09, 2007  
Blogger Jonathan said...

"Ludites and other rightwingnuts"? That's funny. Most of the Luddites that I hear about these days are left-wing nuts.

The relentless politicization of what should be an empirical issue is depressing.

There's an informative interview with S. Fred Singer here.

3:46 PM, March 09, 2007  

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