The internet is a powerful tool to help us learn virtually anything with a few keystrokes. However, when information is misleading, incomplete, and unfounded, dangerous misconceptions arise.
Whilst I agree with the sentiment that ruminants seem to be a focal point for agricultural contribution to global warming, claiming methane production as a "flow carbon re-cycle" and therefore less of a problem than CO2, that tends to ignore that methane is 30% more intense than CO2 as a contributor to GHG. You could argue that coal is re-cycled C too, but we all know that the liberation of C from millennia ago is what is contribution to more CO2 than we have ever previously had pre-industrialisation. As agriculturalists, we all need to consider options and technologies to curb C emissions - be it methane, diesel use, the need for inorganic fertilisers, clearing of remnant or native woodlands etc. We are all in this together.
"We don’t have a livestock problem, we have a farming problem." Agree.
We also have a health problem, one that does serious damage to the planet with pharmaceuticals that pollute water supplies and the excessive energy resources required by mainstream medicine to treat illness. Healing with (regeneratively grown) 'food as medicine' changes this negative to a positive. Thanks for your work and substack.
FYI - https://lachefnet.wordpress.com/2023/05/28/the-methane-chronicles-plus-why-you-cant-discuss-methane-without-discussing-hydroxyl-radicals/
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