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Well over a year ago, the Argies came up with this solution to global warming: collecting cow farts in backpacks.

Cows are by far the biggest producers, contributing to around 25 per cent of all methane produced on the planet.

As one of the biggest beef producers with some 55 million heads of cattle, around 30 per cent of Argentina’s total greenhouse emissions could be generated by cows. Read more »

Time to nail some beaver

Apparently beaver and squirrels are a contributor to global warming.

The Greens want to cull our milk herds in order to save the planet.

I wonder how they will react if we all start going after beaver and squirrels?

Arctic ground squirrels churn up and warm soil in the Tundra, releasing carbon dioxide, while methane released by beavers contributes 200 times more methane than they did 100 years ago, scientists say

Rodents such as squirrels and beavers are contributing far more to global warming than previously thought, forcing climate scientists to alter the models they use to chart how the world is warming up.

Arctic ground squirrels churn up and warm soil in the Tundra, releasing carbon dioxide, while methane released by beavers contributes 200 times more methane than they did 100 years ago, according to scientists from the American Geophysical Union.

Faeces and urine produced by rodents are speeding up the release of carbon from the permafrost, the vast store of greenhouses spanning the Arctic Circle, researchers found.

Dr Sue Natali, from the AGU, said “We know wildlife impacts vegetation, and we know vegetation impacts thaw and soil carbon. ? Read more »

The seppos are looking at fart taxes now

We managed to defeat Helen Clark’s plans to impose fart taxes on the nations cattle.

The battle is only beginning in the US where a wider ranging fart tax is being proposed.

Last month, the President released?a climate action plan?designed to cut methane emissions.

If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid.

The same goes for humans.

The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a ?Biogas Roadmap,? to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. There?s concern though that these measures merely represent the tip of the iceberg.

Agriculture accounts for only about?8 percent?of all greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Within that 8 percent, the?second largest?source of agriculture emissions is enteric fermentation?the digestive process that leads to cow methane emissions, which are?emittedin ways that are not appreciated at dinner parties. Methane emissions from enteric fermentation, while covering numerous livestock animals, are?overwhelmingly?from cows. Read more »

Another Green lie exposed

This is the report that the green taliban won’t want you reading about when it comes to understanding the risks of fracking.

This week, the University of Texas released a study showing that fracking releases much less methane into the atmosphere than previously thought.

Sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund and nine oil companies, the study analyzed more than 489 natural gas wells, and estimated that shale-gas drilling operations leak more than a million tons of methane annually. That’s a lot, but “probably less than the Environmental Protection Agency estimated in 2011,”?says?The New York Times.? Read more »

Reducing emissions will save us…hmmm perhaps not

The warmists bang on about reducing emissions…they talk of taxes, of bans and of controls to reduce emissions, particularly the evil methane and poisonous CO2.

Except it turns out that like almost everything else they have claimed is harming us the reserve is true.

Recently, attention has been given to the idea that reducing emissions of methane and black carbon (the latter is commonly found in soot) will help prevent global temperatures from rising. In 2011, the?United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) reported?that curbing such emissions will keep the Earth cooler by 0.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.

This makes sense on face value. Methane and black carbon both trap significantly more heat than carbon dioxide. However, there are other factors to consider.?For example, methane only stays in the atmosphere for a decade, while black carbon only stays there for a few weeks. Carbon dioxide is a much different beast. Though?65-80%?of it dissolves into the ocean after around?5 to 200 years, the remaining amount can persist for thousands of years as it’s gradually dissipated by slower earthly processes. Moreover, the carbon dioxide sequestered in the oceans can be?re-released over time.? Read more »

Carbon Fraud

Third World countries are bilking the silly first world countries out of billions in payments for climate mitigation. It is a fraud:

Millions of pounds of British taxpayers? money has been spent on a scheme aimed at reducing the flatulence of Colombian cattle, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

A ?15million grant to ranchers and other organisations in the South American country was part of a ?2.9billion package of ?climate aid? to developing countries which critics called ?ludicrous?.

The initiative aimed to improve animal diets by cultivating trees and plants on their grazing lands ? in doing so reducing the amount of methane escaping through belching and flatulence.

As well as being seen as a waste of money, the scheme has darker undertones, with The Mail on Sunday learning that the recipients, Colombian ranchers? organisation Fedegan, has been linked to a murderous paramilitary group.

Our investigation unearthed:

  • A total of ?14million of climate aid finance to projects in Uganda, despite the Government recently stopping all aid to the country because of corruption.
  • ?31million of British money going to Turkey ? a middle-ranking economy ? to help develop geo-thermal and wind power.
  • The Department for International Development (DFID) funding meetings between tribal ?rain-makers? and meteorologists in Kenya.

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said: ?After an Autumn Statement where people are making significant cuts, to have a ?2.9billion budget for a random collection of projects which have questions hanging over them as to whether or not they are corrupt is just an extraordinary waste of money.

?The Government does not exist to make charitable donations ? that?s something people should do privately. We?re looking for a further ?10billion of cuts and this seems to me the easiest place to start.?

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