Global Worming 2.0

During the election and debates, something we didn’t hear much about was climate change. Mostly because it’s very low on the list of concerns of Americans, unless you are the global food police. This should scare you, if you weren’t already.

Food production accounts for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than twice the amount the United Nations has estimated comes from farming, according to studies published Wednesday, while climate change will require a complete recalibration of where crops are grown and livestock raised.
Emissions across the entire food system — including manufacturing fertilizer, as well as transporting and refrigerating food — need to be reduced as they total somewhere between 19% and 29% of man-made greenhouse gases, a study from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research said.
“We are coming to terms with the fact that agriculture is a critical player in climate change,” said Frank Rijsberman, chief executive of the global grouping of research organizations.

October 31,2012 article

Have you stocked your freezers yet? Learned how to can meat? The food police don’t want you to have protein.

One of the most high-impact changes Americans (and citizens of other wealthy nations) can make is to reduce their meat intake. A report published earlier this year on options for mitigating behavioral climate change found that global non-CO2 emissions could drop by more than 50 percent by 2055 if global meat demand dropped by just 25 percent per decade. Conversely, if meat consumption continues to rise at the current rate (corresponding with a global increase in income), greenhouse gas emissions would go up 76 percent.

Read it here

Know how they are going to do this? The EPA is regulating hay as a pollutant.

Farms, for example, will be required to comply with costly permit mandates and have to pay a “cow tax” on each animal and an annual fee on greenhouse gases emitted. EPA estimates that over 37,000 farms and ranches will be subject to greenhouse gas permits, at an average cost of $23,000 per permit each year, affecting over 90% of the livestock production in the country. “The EPA will proceed to issue regulations, industry by industry, until virtually every aspect of the American economy is constrained by strict regulatory requirements and high energy prices.”..
Farm Dust Regulations being proposed are so tightened, they would be below the dust created during normal farming operations and be impossible for rural American farms to meet…

Here’s the Senate report

Bizarro World, indeed.

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5 Responses to Global Worming 2.0

  1. Notamobster says:

    Congress needs to make the case to the people and defund the EPA.

  2. Uke says:

    Food production causing global warming! Well sheeeeit… I guess we need to stop eating food then. That’ll do the trick.

    Eco nuts: You first.

  3. sortahwitte says:

    Uke, you have nailed it. I’ve read a lot of greenie crap that says exactly that. There are just too many leeches sucking on mother gaia.

    Abortion hasn’t killed enough people. Wars and famines in undeveloped countries hasn’t done enough, either. Note: while the un looks the other way. The light bulb goes on! They will wreck the largest and most efficient food producing system in the world! And then, de-populate the Great Plains! That’ll do it! That will thin out those pesky oxygen robbing maxi organisms!

  4. notamobster says:

    I have a freezer half-stocked with deer meat. I will be filling it when rifle season starts next week.

    I’m doing my part to rid the world of carbon producers. Lefties should brush their teeth with buckshot – doing their part for mother earth.

  5. Fubar says:

    why is big Ag not saying anything about this?

    farming makes up .05% of the workforce.
    (2010 census)
    no one listens to the poor small farmer, of course, but what about the corporate giants – Monsanto …