I’m driving to take my kids to summer camp this morning, and on National Public Radio I hear that “Cow’s are causing global warming.” My daughter went wild! She had a field day and thought it was so funny.
According to NPR, "In New Zealand, one-third of these warming gases come from animals, in the form of methane. So researchers are trying something unique to lower New Zealand's greenhouse-gas hoofprint: They want to change what goes on inside the stomachs of millions of sheep and cows. " My daughter starts imitading cow's burping.
Even Mark Murray’s blog joked about it.
But this really is OLD news. Back on December 11, 2006, in an article entitled “In the War on Global Warming, Eating Cows is more dangerous Than Driving a Gas-Guzzler” it claimed that
"Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together," states a new 400-page report by Britain's Food and Agricultural Organization according to The Independent.
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The sad news is … it’s NOT funny. I am announcing to the blog world that admittedly, I don’t do enough to help STOP global warming. But this is going to change now. I am committed to learning, researching, and changing my habits to improve the world (oh wait a minute; I need to lasso up old Betty in the barn … I think she’s getting away.)
Stay tuned as I learn, and share, my newly found knowledge of Global Warming and Going Green . . .