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Unraveling mystery of bovine emissions

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Unraveling mystery of bovine emissions

    Cows fart, but the methane comes from belching

    By Calvin Woodward and Seth Borenstein Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Let’s clear the air about cow farts.
    In the climate change debate, some policymakers seem to be bovine flatulence deniers.
    This became apparent in the fuss over the Green New Deal put forward by some liberal Democrats. More precisely, the fuss over an information sheet by the plan’s advocates.

    With tongue in cheek or foot in mouth, depending on whom you ask, the statement’s authors said that despite the plan’s proposals for strong limits on emissions over a decade, “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
    Airplanes don’t fart. But cows?
    Exasperated by merciless mocking from Republicans on this matter, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., lectured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the floor last month.
    “The Republican majority leader said that we want to end air travel and cow farts,” Stabenow said. “By the way, just for the record, cows don’t fart. They belch.”
    Unraveling mystery of bovine emissions
     
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  5. tegator80

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    I don't think the excessive methane comes from cow farts, I think it comes from brain farts.

    There seems to be a LOT of it going on these days. Probably consuming too much mental junk food.
     
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  6. danmann65

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    I think I read an article that said feeding cows seaweed cut down their methane emissions bigley.
     
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    I guess that us humans should eat more seaweed too!
     
  8. lacuna

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    See weed ~ smoke weed :D
     
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  9. WhattaGator

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    See weed, smoke weed, cheww weed=Cow/Human farts

    Remember.... our farts contain a goodly amount of ignitable methane!
     
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    I need to place a big azz order to send up to my brother in MN. I swear, you could blame global warming on him alone. If you've never experienced one of his "drive bys", consider yourself fortunate.

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    That would be my big brother!! :D:D
     
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    Agree, I understand its a small amount of seaweed will cut down 90% of emissions.
     
  12. WhattaGator

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    Agreed......

    bUT, The "Killer B's" (Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Beans) can be so much more entertaining!:D:eek:
     
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  13. tegator80

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    It reminds me of people who think running 5 miles a day and eating granola is a lifestyle. I think they are damn crazy. What is a life that denies basic enjoyment?

    I say do what you want, and live the life God has given you. So...

    Eat, laugh, love and fart with all the gusto you can muster. It is how you are designed.
     
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    What I find hilarious about all of the bovine flatulence nonsense is the brainless folks are ignorant of this: 300 years ago there were millions of bovines, as in American Bison, roaming the land of the USA passing immense amounts of gas. And the world did not come to an end in 12 years.
     
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    Which reminds me, no one can explain the Vikings in Greenland. As in Northern Greenland, Vikings farmed there. It was so much warmer there some 1,000 years ago, that there is evidence that they lived an agricultural life in an area we could not farm today. I guess the Viking SUV's warmed the earth quite a bit.
     
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    Once upon a time.

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    I wonder what would happen if we only fed them grass instead of corn. Would that cut down on methane production? I ask sincerely even though this thread is tongue in cheek
     
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  18. tegator80

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    No, it is definitely nose-in-air.
     
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