Farting Cows Are The Reason For Climate Change
Well learned people and big wigs all over the world attribute global warming on how the human race is consuming energy resources, and the logging industries which are eating into rain forests around the world. It is agreed that we, as a race should be promoting renewable energy. While being more thoughtful towards energy efficiency. Our carbon footprint is something we all need to keep an eye on.
While these points are all well and good. Maybe these well learned individuals and big cheeses have overlooked a more simple and straightforward reason for global warming, and climate change. Farting Cows. The very animal we rely so heavily on, could be the very reason for the slow yet persistent demise in the health of the planet.
100 million tonnes of methane, the product of ruminant animals
According to Nature Climate Change, who carried out a very thorough analysis on the situation, global warming is the fault of any cud-chewing hoofed mammal. These include cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, yaks, camels, deer, antelope, llamas and a host of various macropods who pass gas like there is no tomorrow. All of these animals on their own, release 100 million tonnes of eye watering methane each and every year. And as more and more people consume higher amounts of meat, the demand to farm these animals increases.
Researchers and coauthors involved in the study have come from Austria, Scotland, Australia and the US. They along with William Ripple, professor at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, reached their conclusions by bringing together scientific knowledge that had been carried out and obtaining information from various trusted sources.
These researchers reported, that non-C02 greenhouse gases need to be reduced if climate change is to be slowed and even stopped. Methane and nitrous oxide are two gases which have the ability to trap more heat in the earths atmosphere, and as such only quicken the effects of global warming. The researchers of the report mentioned that much of the thinking focuses too much on fossil fuels. Which is why it is important to make it clear that ruminant animals also contribute to climate change in a notable manner.