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Breaking news! Cows not the cause of global warming!!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7564682/Cows-absolved-of-causing-global-warming-with-nitrous-oxide.html

Livestock could actually be good for the environment according to a new study that found grazing cows or sheep can cut emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas.

In the past environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged people to stop eating meat because the methane produced by cattle causes global warming.

However a new study found that cattle grazed on the grasslands of China actually reduce another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide.
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I've always been suspicious of the sheep!

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Breaking news! Man not the cause of global warming!!!

A better headline !!

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But it isn't the subject of the news item.

So it would have been a very bad heading.

Kees

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I have a theory

I believe with so many Mexicans coming to "el norte" they adjusted their diet to the areas they work in. Less beans eaten. This mass migration to the north has unbalanced the previous order of "bean induced emissions" in the south and that has resulted in a cooling off period we've been experiencing the past few years. I'm thinking of writing a book about it, titled "An Inconvenient Toot" and maybe get a Noble Prize too.

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I wonder....
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Do you consider ...

the 'little green men' from Mars human?

Kees

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LOL.

Please tell me that the National Geographic News headline was being either sarcastic or ironic.

Surely they weren't serious! Happy

Mark

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Why not?

Not everyone has drunk the Kool-Aid.

IF there's global warming, we don't know its cause(s). There have been many periods of warm and cool climate in Earth's history.

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?

So, they were being serious with that headline?

Mark

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Probably...

why not?

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"One scientist's controversial theory."

Who knows?

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Indeed.

Even without man-made CO2 there have been warm periods in the past. Imagine how hot it can become with that extra contribution.

Kees

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IF it will become hotter...

Speculation.

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Did you take that article ...

about the cows and the bacteria seriously? Or do you find that 'speculation' also?

Kees

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Depends on what you mean by ...

"seriously."

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