Of all the silly and ridiculous global warming hype the claim that methane from cow flatulence was threatening to raise global temperatures and destroy the planet had to be about the weirdest. The IPCC published a 400 page report in 2006 claiming that herds of cattle were one of the biggest threats to the preservation of life on earth due to methane gas heating up the earth’s average temperature. We were told it was either give up eating beef or drown from rising sea levels. It was going to be a choice between cows or waterworld.
You’d think that with the exposure that the global warming alarmists have been cooking the books and making up data the cow flatulence theories would be all but forgotten. Not so, apparently. At least not in Great Britain.
Charles Crowley reports of high level conversations and warnings coming out of lofty regions of the mother country. He states,
First, climate chief, Lord Stern of Brentford has urged the world’s population to turn completely vegetarian in order to reduce its carbon footprint on the planet: ”Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources” he claims. “Direct methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.”
The rest of Crowley’s report is hilarious and it’s available here for your amusement and edification.