Posted by: arnegrim | June 20, 2009

Stop Global Warming… Kill the Cows…

“By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane – a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide – India’s livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090411/wl_time/08599189064600

Now… I won’t disagree that the climate is changing… but I don’t believe that humans are the main cause of it.  Should we be doing something about it?  Honestly… No.  We should be working to be better stewards of our world simply for the reason that we should be better stewards… not because of some self-indulgant idea that we have any control over the environment.  The earth has been much hotter and much cooler in the past… long before our current modern age and long before mankind could claim any sort of human causality.  The idea that any changes occuring now are all our fault… How typically egomanically self-centered.

Lets clean up our act simply because its the right thing to do… not because we think we’re in control of this world.

UPDATE

It’s not just India…

“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.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090620/ap_on_go_co/us_climate_bill_cow_tax_2

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