Daily Archives: April 15, 2010

cows not to blame

In case you missed it, turns out cows actually aren’t contributing to global warming like the global warming faction claimed.

Read more about it here, or here.

To summarize, the people who initially calculated the figures claiming cows were pumping roughly 18% of the carbon monoxide into the air were double-dipping. They didn’t just use the gases excreted by the cows. They also figured transportation costs and other elements that go into taking cattle from calf to store shelf. They didn’t apply the same chain of energy usage to other components that contribute to excessive carbon gases in the atmosphere.

So, feel free to gnaw on a side of beef without fear of it destroying the planet. Whew, one less thing to worry about putting on my dinner plate.