Cow farts cause global warming? Come ON!!!

Cow farts cause global warming? Come ON!!!Bovine botty coughs. Ruminant rumblings. I was shocked to learn recently that the world’s ever growing cattle herds are the number one culprit where planet plundering is concerned.

Here are some stats.

There are 1.5 billion cows on earth. All produce, amongst other harmful gasses, methane, which is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The U.S. Food and Agriculture Organization says that methane output could increase by 60 percent by 2030 (Source: howstuffworks.com).

It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat, while growing 1 pound of wheat only requires 25 gallons. (Source, peta.org)

An estimated 70 percent of deforestation in the Amazon basin can be attributed to cattle ranching. (Source; onegreenplanet.org)

Experts predict that by 2050 nearly twice as much meat will be produced as today, for a projected total of more than 465 million tons. (Source; worldwatch.org)

If you’re not quaking with rage by now, then there’s no hope for you! But if you want to make a difference, click HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

See full post here: Kath Walker Illustration's Newsalicious Blog2014-06-18.