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COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

Story ID:5356
Written by:Frederick William Wickert (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Location:Gilboa New York USA
Year:2009
Person:Cows
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COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

COWS THE CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING?

It is claimed by some that the earth is suffering from global warming.

It is claimed by some that a major contributor to global warming is methane from cattle flatulence.

It is my belief that global warming is a myth and that, once the hype is removed and actual scientific evidence is completely reviewed, the preponderance of the evidence proves there is not global warming. The records indicate the earth has been cooling for the past ten years, and the warming trend we had before that did not reach previous levels.

Many scientists say any warming of the earth’s surface has been directly related to the sun and solar flare activity, not what mankind is doing.

Should we be good stewards of our environment? Absolutely. Should we put a major portion of our resources toward fighting global warming? I say no. Eliminate pollution and practice good conservation because we should in any case, but to go off half-cocked because of global warming is a fool’s errand.

Proponents of global warming claim cow flatulence more than any other thing is causing greenhouse gases and heating up the atmosphere. Why? Because they are the most numerous large animals? Maybe horses are too valuable otherwise to be considered. What about the control of human flatulence? There are far more of us than there are cows.

I believe cows are being unfairly maligned. I believe those so accusatory of cows have a hidden agenda, or perhaps just another agenda if not so well hidden.

Look at the photos carefully. I don't see any waves or clouds of methane soaring toward the sky. I see only contented cows out to pasture.

I also wonder why, if so much methane is coming from cows, that farmers don't require gas masks when milking them, or that there are no explosions in cow barns in winter when the cows are inside. A smoking farmer or cow hand, or an electrical spark should cause an explosion in a barn filled with excess methane. I don't recall ever hearing of one.

I suggest the city folk stop picking on the cows. It is doubtful they even know any. The next thing you know, Halloween jack-o-lanterns will be banned because the heat from the candles will contribute to global warming.

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