Alpine Summit

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Global Warming... the fault of Humans?

So according to the UN, 18 percent of greenhouse gasses are produced by livestock. I find this interesting for two reasons; first, environmentalists will most likely include this in their numbers when talking about how much man contributes to the problem just for the sake of getting the number past 2% to sound more dire. Second, the vegitarians and PETArds are probably going to jump on this report to say "see? we told you beef was bad!" and promptly add the greenhouse gas bulletpoint to its "2/3 of all wheat production is used to produce beef" statistic they enjoy pulling out all the time (as if using that much wheat to make meat was a bad thing).

Oak Leaf's challenge is to have lawmakers regulate livestock. A dangerous challenge to give lawmakers because as they say: where there's a will, there's a way. Most likely the communist/socialist lawmakers will simply say "farmers with (x) acres of land are only allowed to have (y) number of livestock. Thus making the price of meat skyrocket and further hinder our economy. One might even think this is the motivation behind the report to begin with given the track record of the UN. They are simply giving governments an excuse to force people into being vegitarians. Not that I'm a conspiracy theorist or anything, but this doesn't seem too far off from the organization that brought us the (in)famous human rights council which continually decrys America as being oppressive.