Here we go again! The United Nation's Panel on Climate Change has shit-in-it's-bed again! They have already been discredited with the dying Polar Bears myth, the Arctic ice that went missing but was actually there (once the satellite was fixed), the disappearing Himalayan glaciers forecast, the Amazon rain forest disappearing, and the best one yet (just last November).... "ClimateGate" where the scientists in the Climate Research Centre at East Anglia University had their conspiratorial Emails hacked and their data fudging was exposed. There are now calls for the resignation of IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri since he has obviously turned a blind eye to procedures and allowed scientific fraud to occur right under his nose.
Now another claim by global warming alarmists has destroyed our confidence further --this time with assertions about the role livestock play in producing greenhouse gases. Yes...cattle farts and belches came under scrutiny in 2006 in a United Nations report entitled "Livestock's Long Shadow" claimed that "the livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas missions. This is a higher share than transport." Nobody questioned it!
This led to demands for a "Cow Tax" in the U.S. and a campaign in Europe last year called "Less Meat = Less Heat." Even the Vegans jumped on the bandwagon hoping to push their own, but unwinable, agenda. Now Dr Frank Mitloehner, an air quality expert at the University of California calls the United Nation's Report "scientifically inaccurate."
In a report to the American Chemical Society, he reveals that the U.N. added all the greenhouse gas emissions associated with meat production including fertilizer use, land clearance, production of feed, milk processing and vehicle use on farms to get the highest possible result. But the transport figure included only the burning of fossil fuels, resulting in an "apples and oranges analogy that truly confused the issue, " Mitloeher disclosed.
In fact, just 3% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are attributable to the raising of cows and pigs, compared to 26% from transport, according to Mitloehner. "It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unraveling," writes Gerald Warner of Britain's Daily Telegraph. The Washington Times has called this "Cowgate." I also hear that Al Gore is shocked by the "Great Cool-Down" the northern hemisphere experienced this past winter. I'm sure we won't be hearing this from Al himself.