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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 08:20 PM
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7. If there were no cows the forage they eat would decompose
an out gas more carbon then the cow belches, because she is converting some of that carbon into flesh and milk. But then when she dies it too will be emited. It's not cows it's cars and power plants using fossil fuels that are adding carbon to the system.
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  -Meet Daisy the cow global climates enemy number one. (BBC) eppur_se_muova  Feb-02-07 05:57 PM   #0 
  - Here come the Vedge Evangelists!  Pigwidgeon   Feb-02-07 06:04 PM   #1 
  - For the Dutch speakers:  Turbineguy   Feb-02-07 06:07 PM   #2 
  - I think I can catch the, uh, flavor of it. nt  eppur_se_muova   Feb-02-07 06:13 PM   #4 
  - This has been known for quite some time:  Lorien   Feb-02-07 06:07 PM   #3 
  - Read the Rifkin book years ago ... thought your link might be his org.  eppur_se_muova   Feb-02-07 06:17 PM   #5 
  - Good book  dragndust   Feb-02-07 06:48 PM   #6 
  - Did you really say "Beef is more sacred to many people than, well, living at all"?  Pigwidgeon   Feb-03-07 03:25 PM   #12 
  - If there were no cows the forage they eat would decompose  TexasProgresive   Feb-02-07 08:20 PM   #7 
  - Not quite  NickB79   Feb-03-07 01:44 PM   #9 
     - We see natural smog from methane that comes from  TexasProgresive   Feb-03-07 03:19 PM   #10 
     - Those are good points. But predator-free cattle farms and corn-based feedlots...  eppur_se_muova   Feb-03-07 05:13 PM   #15 
     - On the plains herds of bison would take 3 days to pass  TexasProgresive   Feb-03-07 06:30 PM   #17 
        - Aware of that. But domestic cattle are fed by corn from the Midwest, not just...  eppur_se_muova   Feb-05-07 10:11 AM   #21 
     - The number of livestock far outnumbers natural ruminants  NickB79   Feb-05-07 05:48 PM   #26 
     - But doesn't methane break down much more quickly?  PaulaFarrell   Feb-03-07 03:20 PM   #11 
        - Most of the biomass of prairie/grassland plants is in their roots  NickB79   Feb-05-07 05:35 PM   #25 
  - Global Warming  nono   Feb-02-07 08:20 PM   #8 
  - The main driver of CO2  BeFree   Feb-03-07 03:42 PM   #13 
  - Actually, it's coal-fired power plants. Altitude doesn't matter much...  eppur_se_muova   Feb-03-07 05:06 PM   #14 
     - Well  BeFree   Feb-03-07 05:14 PM   #16 
  - Perhaps hunting your meat is a better answer.  SteveM   Feb-03-07 07:16 PM   #18 
  - Once again blaming the cow for the feedlot's crimes.  Porcupine   Feb-04-07 03:42 AM   #19 
  - True enough. I guess "Squeezing Daisy the Cow for all she can produce" ...  eppur_se_muova   Feb-05-07 10:00 AM   #20 
     - Actually, we have free-range pigs by the tens of millions.  SteveM   Feb-05-07 03:02 PM   #22 
        - We have all you want in California. Up to 400 lbs.  Porcupine   Feb-05-07 05:01 PM   #24 
  - Yet another of the many reasons I won't eat beef.  depakid   Feb-05-07 03:34 PM   #23 

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