Cows Cause 15% Of Global Warming

If we’re going to tackle climate change, we might want to start by addressing the world’s inability to wean itself off cows.

The livestock industry is responsible for roughly 15% of global carbon emissions, according to a new climate change report released today (pdf) by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Our obsession with cows is causing almost 10% of global warming emissions – Quartz

The globe is warming at 0.00ºC/year over the past 17 years. Someone help me with the math, please. What is 15% of 0.00?

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17 Responses to Cows Cause 15% Of Global Warming

  1. Sparks says:

    The answer is 0.00% Jeeesh didn’t you even read the AR5 report today.

  2. Okie says:

    Cows are such a threat, I intend to eat more red meat to fight back.

  3. 58mikie says:

    ….And this morning the Weather Channel said climate change was the reason for the Syrian civil war…..

  4. John in Chantilly says:

    I think the best part of the claim that cow flatulence contributes to AGW (which may now need to be changed to BGW), is the claim that cow farts are responsible for more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined.

  5. bubbagyro says:

    Termites emit more CO2 (and more methane, in addition) than all earth mammals combined. I suggest we aerosolize pesticide and envelop the earth with the fog. Or else we can launch an aardvark intensive breeding campaign, and let them loose in droves.

    At least, we should endow a lot of Federal Obama-Grants to study the outcomes. I’m sure Penn State will apply for these ASAP.

  6. Colorado Wellington says:

    I don’t want to know about Roberto Ferdman’s obsession with cows and his complaints about their flatulence. I’ve heard about one such case when I was little but people used hushed voices and stopped talking when children came into the room.

  7. scizzorbill says:

    15% of nothing is still 15% to lib/green thinking. The zeros can be ignored because don’t mean anything. This only makes sense to sufferers of liberal dementia.

  8. Ben says:

    If cows release that much methane, then I humbly submit we are fracking the wrong orifice.

    How quickly they forget the termites…

    • bubbagyro says:

      I’ve forgotten more than they collectively know. It’s hard to acquire knowledge in the graduate student beer lounge…

  9. In Warmist terms, 15% of 0.00 equal 9 degrees F temperature increase and total doom by 2100, so Everyone Else must be forced to give up their modern lifestyles.

  10. tom0mason says:

    The only measured effect I’ve ever found for CO2 in the atmosphere is a cooling effect that NASA reported back in 2009.
    CO2 in the thermosphere cools the planet –
    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/coolingthermosphere.html

  11. Mkelley says:

    Why couldn’t it have been something that tastes crappy, like sushi or tofu?

  12. kuhnkat says:

    15% assumes we actually know what the CO2 flux is and how it is distributed.

  13. Justa Joe says:

    AGW is a leftard Christmas wish list, or should I say winter holiday wish list?

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