Found in the you can’t make this up column: California regulates cow farts

crew-2231211California is often called the land of fruits and nuts with good reason.

 

Many of its citizens fall on the strange side when compared with middle America.

It’s clearly amazing how they elect politicians who come up with this nonsense. 

capture3There is no peer-review data to substantiate that man and now cows are responsible for climate change.  (Source)

It likely never occurred to the idiots who run the state and its governor Jerry Brown that their actions would drive up the cost of milk products while at the same time cause dairy farms to shut down or leave the state.

 

Those unfamiliar with the grant and funding issues that result in this merde must understand that it’s all in the land of “Publish or perish.”

Those with the funding will continue to fund projects that support desired outcomes.

 

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Speaking of gas bags, monitor Bill and Hill instead.


 Associated Press

GALT, Calif. (AP) — California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm.

The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gasses produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gasses from livestock operations and landfills.
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The same scientists brought us this nonsense!

 

Cattle and other farm animals are major sources of methane, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping gas. Methane is released when they belch, pass gas and make manure.

Methane is released when they belch, pass gas and make manure.

“If we can reduce emissions of methane, we can really help to slow global warming,” said Ryan McCarthy, a science adviser for the California Air Resources Board, which is drawing up rules to implement the new law.

bullshitLivestock is responsible for 14.5 percent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, with beef and dairy production accounting for the bulk of it, according to a 2013 United Nations report.

Since the passage of its landmark global warming law in 2006, California has been reducing carbon emissions from cars, trucks, homes and factories, while boosting production of renewable energy.

In the nation’s largest milk-producing state, the new law aims to reduce methane emissions from dairies and livestock operations to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030, McCarthy said. State officials are developing the regulations, which take effect in 2024.

“We expect that this package … and everything we’re doing on climate, does show an effective model forward for others,” McCarthy said.

Dairy farmers say the new regulations will drive up costs when they’re already struggling with five years of drought, low milk prices, and rising labor costs. They’re also concerned about a newly signed law that will boost overtime pay for farm workers.

“It just makes it more challenging.

We’re continuing to lose dairies.

Dairies are moving out-of-state to places where these costs don’t exist,” said Paul Sousa, director of environmental services for Western United Dairymen.

See the entire article below.

 

Dairies are moving out-of-state to places where these costs don’t exist,” said Paul Sousa, director of environmental services for Western United Dairymen.

The dairy industry could be forced to move production to states and countries with fewer regulations, leading to higher emissions globally, Sousa said.

“We think it’s very foolish for the state of California to be taking this position,” said Rob Vandenheuvel, general manager for the Milk Producers Council. “A single state like California is not going to make a meaningful impact on the climate.”

Regulators are looking for ways to reduce so-called enteric emissions — methane produced by bovine digestive systems.

That could eventually require changes to what cattle eat.

But the biggest target is dairy manure, which accounts for about a quarter of the state’s methane emissions.

State regulators want more farmers to reduce emissions with methane digesters, which capture methane from manure in large storage tanks and convert the gas into electricity.

The state has set aside $50 million to help dairies set up digesters, but farmers say that’s not nearly enough to equip the state’s roughly 1,500 dairies.

New Hope Dairy, which has 1,500 cows in Sacramento County, installed a $4 million methane digester in 2013, thanks to state grants and a partnership with California Biogas LLC, which operates the system to generate renewable power for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

Co-owner Arlin Van Groningen, a third-generation farmer, says he couldn’t afford one if he had to buy and run it himself.

“The bottom line is it’s going to negatively impact the economics of the California dairy industry,” Van Groningen said of the new law. “In the dairy business, the margins are so slim that something like this will force us out of state.”

State officials say they’re committed to making sure the new regulations work for farmers and the environment.

“There’s a real opportunity here to get very significant emissions reductions at fairly low cost, and actually in a way that can bring economic benefits to farmers,” Ryan said.

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2 Responses to Found in the you can’t make this up column: California regulates cow farts

  1. Dave the Differentiator says:

    Yikes! Now we know what killed the dinosaurs – FARTS and climate change.
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    We now know how we will all die!

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    • JCscuba says:

      Yep, absolutely no argument here. Invite about 50 of your closest friends and contributors, somehow Islamic Jihadists will blow the place up. The world instantly will become a safer place.

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