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post #1 of 22
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You have GOT to be kidding me! Scientists are actually trying to develop a food that makes cows burp less because they claim that cow burps are harming the environment?!?!?!

If you don't believe me, read it for yourself:

http://green.yahoo.com/index.php?q=node/994
post #2 of 22
that is just INSANE.

proves that some ppl have access to money they SHOULDNT!!!!
post #3 of 22
Well when cows burp or fart it produces methane gas so I could see why they're doing it.

Sometimes I wish they did that for humans. Especially for DH
post #4 of 22
Oh my! I never thought I'd be hearing that one!!!
post #5 of 22
That is ridonkulous!
post #6 of 22
Methane gas from cattle-farming is a large contributor to environmental damage, and has been known to be so for a long time now, I'm surprised if you've only just heard of it!

However there's not a lot you can do to prevent cows from producing methane, they have 4 stomachs and it's just the way their digestive system is set up, one of the stomach compartments ferments the food they graze on, and a by-product of that fermentation process is methane. The only sure-fire way to rid the world of this problem is to reduce the world's demand for burgers and steaks.
post #7 of 22
lets kill all the cows, there problem fixed.
i think they should just give me there money so i could put it to good use.

or hook a hose up to there butts, and bottle the gas and put it to good use.
post #8 of 22
I second what Epona said, cows are actually damaging our ozone layer, as well as other stuff.

I cannot see how they can reduce the problem, but I sure hope they find a way!
post #9 of 22
Anything to do with Global Warming is Insane!

I dont believe any of it because there is no one saying anything against Global Warming and I think it's just something that the media can make headlines on.
post #10 of 22
Global warming is a real serious issue. Greenland has a significant amount of ice on it, if it melted it would add about 20 feet to our oceans. Now that doesn't seem like a whole lot, but when land mass sea levels are taken into account that would mean that Long Island would not exisit and neither would New York City. Most of Florida would be underwater and California would cease to exist. That's just the USA. The levels would devour many islands and coasts of many countries.

Let's not even think what would happen if the ice shelves melted in Antarctica....more than 50% of the land masses that we know would be devoured by the oceans.

While we don't have to worry about this today or tomorrow, we do have to worry about it. People breed like rabbits and leave a legacy on earth. I don't have any kids, but if I did, I sure wouldn't want any of my future family to experience mass floodings that would result in loss of life etc.

The problem with people when it comes to recycling and environment protection and conservation is that they don't have "instant gratification" and can't think ahead to the long term about what life will be like 100 years from now because of things that WE have done today.
post #11 of 22
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
I second what Epona said, cows are actually damaging our ozone layer, as well as other stuff.

I cannot see how they can reduce the problem, but I sure hope they find a way!


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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Global warming is a real serious issue. Greenland has a significant amount of ice on it, if it melted it would add about 20 feet to our oceans. Now that doesn't seem like a whole lot, but when land mass sea levels are taken into account that would mean that Long Island would not exisit and neither would New York City. Most of Florida would be underwater and California would cease to exist. That's just the USA. The levels would devour many islands and coasts of many countries.

Let's not even think what would happen if the ice shelves melted in Antarctica....more than 50% of the land masses that we know would be devoured by the oceans.

While we don't have to worry about this today or tomorrow, we do have to worry about it. People breed like rabbits and leave a legacy on earth. I don't have any kids, but if I did, I sure wouldn't want any of my future family to experience mass floodings that would result in loss of life etc.

The problem with people when it comes to recycling and environment protection and conservation is that they don't have "instant gratification" and can't think ahead to the long term about what life will be like 100 years from now because of things that WE have done today.
Well said

There's already islands in the South Pacific that no longer exist due to global warming. And yes - cows farting is one of the biggest contributors. If these scientists succeed they will become very rich indeed.

If you don't believe global warming is a real issue, then you REALLY need to do some research.
post #13 of 22
Global warming is all made up?

There's plenty of evidence against it, actually. And plenty for. Better to look up some facts and do some research before making ridiculous statements. Even the scientists who dispute the fact that it is human-caused do not deny it is happening. Goodness me.

It has been known for many years that cattle farming has a significant detrimental effect on the environment. It's one of the many reasons I am vegetarian.
post #14 of 22
and if to many people went to vegetarian, then there would be to much land getting ruined by farming, , to much top soil wasted, mud slides cause the trees and been moved. less air to breathe cause no tress.

hmm i know lets get rid of people, that will fix the issue
post #15 of 22
It certainly would. We are the cause of 99% of problems on earth. If we stopped being so totally self-absorbed I think most of our lives would actually be a lot happier.
post #16 of 22
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It certainly would. We are the cause of 99% of problems on earth. If we stopped being so totally self-absorbed I think most of our lives would actually be a lot happier.
see we keep trying to have wars to get rid of people but you dont like those/
hmm so how do we get rid of the to many people. Who makes the pick. hmmm.
and if we get rid of people then who would care that we saved the earth.

oh wait, i thought i say that in some movie some place.

anyway you know i dont beleave we are the cause of climate change
maybe made it worse, but not the cause.
post #17 of 22
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IMO, there is no such thing as "global warming". True, the earth is warming up, but it's not getting worse, it's just returning to how it used to be before the "ice age". You guys should go to www.drdino.com. I have the entire video collection from Kent Hovind and let me tell you, it makes total sesnse, it's 100% logical, and there is no evidence AGAINST his theory and a TON for it.

To try and sum it up: A comet(or meteor, can't remember what is what, lol. Whichever one is a big hunk of super-cooled ice.) hit the "North Pole" and when it came through the earth's atmosphere piece broke of and also struck the south pole. Super-cooled ice is actually magnetic, so that's why it was attracted to the earth's poles and didn't just smash the earth on the side(if you can understand what I'm saying). Anyways, the huge chunks of ice were so cold that they instantly froze eaverthing nearby. That also explains why animals(including mammoths) were frozen solid with fresh food still in their mouths!

Well, the ice significantly lowered the earth's temperatures and that's what caused many of the animals(including most dinosaurs) to die off. Well, as would be expected, the earth slowly began to warm up again. Before the flood the earth was centered and had very little weather change, making the seasons relatively similar, with only slight changes. Now, as the earth recovers, it will eventually return back to its normal self.

Oh yeah, also, that explains why the Stone Hedge seems off. It was built before the meteor/comet struck the earth(just a couple thousand years ago). If I remember correctly, isn't Stone Headge some type of start-gazing thing or something.(sorry, my history and such really stinks, lol)

Ok, also, scientist have found out that the earth is still in the process of "balancing out" and that's why the earth's gravitational center and the magnetic center(or whatever they're called) are in different places.

I hope I didn't just confuse ya'll, lol.

Maybe I can figure out some way to upload the dvd to the computer. Can anyone explain to me how I can do that? Maybe to youtube or divx?
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
see we keep trying to have wars to get rid of people but you dont like those/
hmm so how do we get rid of the to many people. Who makes the pick. hmmm.
and if we get rid of people then who would care that we saved the earth.

oh wait, i thought i say that in some movie some place.

anyway you know i dont beleave we are the cause of climate change
maybe made it worse, but not the cause.
Bruce, you know you love me
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
I second what Epona said, cows are actually damaging our ozone layer, as well as other stuff.

I cannot see how they can reduce the problem, but I sure hope they find a way!
New Zealand was actually trying to or may now even be taxing cattle farmers extra because of their farts. Kiwideus will know more about that, I don't follow NZ news now. But how is taxing farmers going to prevent the cows from farting? it doesn't just makes the government richer.

Now some continents have Ice shelves on them but majority of the ice is free floating in the ocean.
So heres what I want you to do, go to your kitchen, get a glass and fill it with as much ice as possible, then add water til the cup is full. Ok now let it melt and see what happens........... nothing the water level in the glass doesn't rise. I believe the same to be true of the "Global warming' nonsense.

My
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
New Zealand was actually trying to or may now even be taxing cattle farmers extra because of their farts. Kiwideus will know more about that, I don't follow NZ news now. But how is taxing farmers going to prevent the cows from farting? it doesn't just makes the government richer.

Now some continents have Ice shelves on them but majority of the ice is free floating in the ocean.
So heres what I want you to do, go to your kitchen, get a glass and fill it with as much ice as possible, then add water til the cup is full. Ok now let it melt and see what happens........... nothing the water level in the glass doesn't rise. I believe the same to be true of the "Global warming' nonsense.

My
What if you fill the glass so that there's lots of ice above the rim of the glass? Then it'll overflow. And that's the problem - it's not the ice under the water causing problems, it's all the ice ABOVE water that's melting and going to cause issues.

And even if it just a big ol' hoax, is it really worth not doing what we can for the environment? I'd rather be on the safe side and be as environmentally friendly as I possibly can, and will continue to encourage others to do the same. If we are one of the causes of global warming, I would like to reduce our impact as much as possible so my future grandchildren can watch their grandchildren enjoy the earth as much as I do.
post #21 of 22
I had a laugh when I read what this post was about. It's the human condition: we're never satisfied until we have tried to make everything in life and on earth absolutely perfect. We'll never get there but the scientists will sure have fun trying...good grief!
post #22 of 22
There was a "news" story many years ago bemoaning the fact that a grant had been given to some organization to determine whether methane produced by cattle was destructive to the environment, and at that time, I didn't know any better than to consider it foolish.

But now we do know better -- or we do if we're paying attention. Global warming is real, and the cattle factor is a serious issue.

Someone said she didn't believe in global warming because "nobody was saying anything against it," if I recall correctly. Wow. It's only been debated passionately worldwide for decades. But if you aren't hearing much against it now, it's because the reality of global climate change has finally become undeniable -- only the uninformed would argue against it at this point.

It's probably better to call it that, by the way -- global climate change, rather than global warming. The use of the word "warming" leads some people to assume that a cold day somehow proves it isn't real.
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