Q. Is the movie cowspiracy really accurate in its outcome that agriculture of animals is the leading culprit by far of any other form of Global warming?

I suspect that the “Climate denial” community sponsored the movie.

Climate denial has been taking many shapes and morphing lately.

Yes, sir! Blame it on the cows, and keep on buying those monster SUVs, and F Series pickups, and if those aren’t big enough we’ve got these for you.

Don’t even think about herds of cattle. we’ve got herds of trucks.

This “herd” is where our real emissions problems are coming from.

“Transportation” emissions now surpass the electricity production industry by a wide margin to now top of the emissions mix.

Fortunately, that is just the U.S. And “Cowthane” in the US is a relatively small amount of methane compared to the methane, and flare gas that’s created a new class of uncategorized emissions

This gas is not Cowthane.

Has anyone else noticed that, in the U.S. our attention has been deftly focused on electricity generation and renewable energy (Electricity), with no reference to the other petroleum generated emissions, which are coming from the transportation and industrial sectors.

So, today, our biggest single source of emissions does not show up on any charts. More than enough gas to generate electricity for most of Sub Saharan Africa is being vented or flared into the atmosphere every day.

This is now the single largest emissions source on the planet. And it is not productive in any way. This is our bad. We know where the natural gas is coming from.

Unlike animals, we can capture and utilize it in LNG, or straight electricity generation. That electricity would displace the need for distillate fuels.

And we’re worried about “Cowthane?

And, in the U.S. the percentage of methane, and CO2 emissions coming from livestock pale in comparison to the other completely non productive emissions we don’t hear a peep about.

On the global side, “Cowthane” is a more significant contributor, but still small relative to all the other negative trends away from climate progress. And smaller yet if we were to start recognizing all of the “non-productive” emissions not list anywhere on our charts and graphs.

And an increasingly more damaging factor is the burning and clearing of the rainforests “Carbon sinks” that kept CO2 in “balance” till we started doing everything possible to destroy that balance. (I recommend Project Drawdown, for the most thoughtful, accurate, and disturbing overviews.)

So globally, the balance looks like this.

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data | US EPA

They’ve done everything possible to keep us from “noticing” that the distilled petroleum in internal combustion vehicles is much worse.

Not only is it more toxic than options like natural gas, but passenger vehicles are very inefficient, which means that 75% of the fuel burned comes out of the tailpipes.
In addition to CO2, you’ve got carbon monoxide and all of the “particulates” that are making cities nearly uninhabitable.

© William Ross Williams 2020     all rights reserved.

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