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February 20, 2007
Global Warming Cultists May Go After Our Food
The global warming flimflam is a Trojan horse for any number of left-wing causes, including raising taxes, increasing bureaucratic control, hobbling the USA, sticking it to big business, arresting economic development so as to keep people poor, getting people out of their own cars where they have too much independence, etc. Here's another to add to the list: it could be exploited to prevent people from eating the meat that is an essential component of a healthy diet.
After all, livestock produces more greenhouse gasses than transportation, according to the ever trustworthy United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization.
This is due not only to cows blasting gas like Rosie O'Donnell after a trip to Taco Bell, but to deforestation used to expand pastures, and energy used to produce fertilizers, run slaughterhouses, run meat-packing plants, pump water, chew the food in you mouth, etc., etc. A similar approach might prove that gardening or crochet causes global warming — if that's what the UN's insidious bureauweenies wanted to conclude.
Intoned senior FAO author Henning Steinfeld:
Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems.
Livestock is said to produce 9% of all CO2 emissions, 37% of methane, and 65% of nitrous oxide. Rosie is presumably another big contributor of methane, which has 23 times the global warming potential of CO2, making it even more deadly than water vapor.
One excuse for pretending that livestock is now a problem when it never was before is that increased prosperity has allowed people around the world to eat more meat, underscoring the economics of the War on Weather, which can be summed up as: prosperity is bad.
Unsurprisingly, animal rights kooks seized on the report. Scribbles Noam Mohr in a report for Earth Save International:
Arguably the best way to reduce global warming in our lifetimes is to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products.
As we learn once again, Al Gore et al.'s War on Weather is actually a War on Humanity on behalf of moonbat ideology.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 20, 2007 8:11 AM
This is of a piece with the Gaiaist Cult's objective of starving millions of Africans and south Asians to death through opposition to harmless genetically modified foods.
Posted by: V the K at February 20, 2007 8:59 AM
Will they go after the bean heavy Mexican food items? The average person consuming any Mexican food item farts quit a bit.
Will Chili be banned too? Bean salads? baked beans?
Beans, beans, the wonderful fruit, the more you eat the more you toot!!!
Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at February 20, 2007 10:18 AM
1) Since it's a war on humanity, the moonbats are exempt. They only LOOK human.
2) Al Gore and his zombies are a HUGE source of hot air. If they want to slow global warming, they need to shut the hell up and stop spreading their methane-producing BS on everyone.
3) Eliminating meat won't satisfy these demoniacs. We'll have to staple our ass shut next.
Posted by: Mr. Gas at February 20, 2007 10:46 AM
Mr Gore should start promoting methane as a renewable energy source. We could call his group "Al Gore and the Fart-Lighters".
Posted by: Methane Lover at February 20, 2007 10:51 AM
Energy problems? Do what they did in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome where they made methane out of pig crap.
Im suprised the Australians arent already doing it.
Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at February 20, 2007 11:30 AM
Actually, I'm kind of pleased that the moonbats are pushing their Global Warming(tm) crusade further and further into absurdity - that way they'll discredit the whole risible notion sooner.
Eventually onlookers will have their Tawana Brawley moment, when they realize that the whole thing is nonsense, and global warming will take its richly deserved place alongside Alar, Y2K, and the killer bees.
Of course, before that happens, they may make us all wear gas emission control devices on our asses...
Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 20, 2007 11:39 AM
No doubt they were pumped up by Al Gore's Scare Tactics:
Posted by: NotScared at February 20, 2007 11:59 AM
I knew this was next...
Posted by: Pam at February 20, 2007 12:12 PM
i need a cuban cigar...
Posted by: nanc at February 20, 2007 12:32 PM