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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Devote much less of our agriculture to meat animals would be a very good start. No more slash-and-burn of forests loaded with food.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    OK where in this country are burning forests?

  3. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, about 2 years ago

    Hey! Farmers, and drug manufacturers have absolutely no right to profit! It should be enough to know they produce something so vital!

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    “OK where in this country are burning forests?”

    Beef is imported from South America, where they slash and burn rainforest to create pastures for cattle.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    The cost of preventing global warming — an appropriate tax on carbon — is much, much lower than the costs of war, pestilence, famine, flooding, and death. Until the GOP agrees, it is deeply immoral to vote for any Republican.

  6. douthett72

    douthett72 said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    According to the USDA ‘U.S. livestock imports come from Canada and Mexico’ Not South America

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    Prove it.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    ince 9,135 of 9,136 climate scientists with peer-reviewed publications agree that human-caused climate change is occurring now, you are rather outnumbered.
    You are also actively insulting many dedicated scientists by calling it “a lie.” You are not entitled to make that statement; you are not qualified to judge!
    Even if you were, it is utterly absurd to claim that 9,135 scientists — who have no greater pleasure than to disprove someone else’s hypothesis — are agreeing to lie.
    I suggest you at least moderate your language. And read up on the research. And then there are a lot of scientists who deserve an apology from you.
    Here’s the study — AGAIN — which not only provides rather dramatic results but also has links to the original data.
    http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/01/08/why-climate-deniers-have-no-scientific-credibility-only-1-9136-study-authors-rejects-global-warming

  9. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    A cow does on overage release between 70 and 120 kg of Methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2). But the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than the effect of CO2. Therefore the release of about 100 kg Methane per year for each cow is equivalent to about 2’300 kg CO2 per year.
    Let’s compare this value of 2’300 kg CO2: The same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated by burning 1’000 liters of petrol. With a car using 8 liters of petrol per 100 km, you could drive 12’500 km per year (7’800 miles per year).
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    World-wide, there are about 1.5 billion cows and bulls. All ruminants (animals which regurgitates food and re-chews it) on the world emit about two billion metric tons of CO2-equivalents per year. In addition, clearing of tropical forests and rain forests to get more grazing land and farm land is responsible for an extra 2.8 billion metric tons of CO2 emission per year!

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    http://timeforchange.org/are-cows-cause-of-global-warming-meat-methane-CO2

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @douthett72

    The meat used in fast food burgers do come from S. America.

  11. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    “The meat used in fast food burgers do come from S. America.”

    Well, here’s another liberal lie! Whatever substance is in a fast food burger shouldn’t be described as “meat”.

    But seriously folks, near as I can tell, none of the big chains uses so-called “rain forest meat”. People in South America want to eat like North Americans. That’s what’s driving the rise in cattle production south of the border, not your local franchise.

    http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/food_quality/see_what_we_are_made_of/your_questions_answered/meats.html

    http://www.wendys.com/en-us/quality-story

    http://www.bk.com/en/us/company-info/corporate-responsibility/environment.html

  12. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The primary driver for U.S. beef imports is the fact that our cattle are just too fat. Or, at the very least, our ground beef is too fatty. Foreign beef most commonly makes it to the U.S. in the form of lean, grass-fed beef.

    Domestically, the U.S. produces ground beef categorized as “50s,” a mixture of 50-percent lean beef trimmings and 50-percent grain-fed cattle fat. The fat ratio is too high to sell as hamburger without mixing in leaner products from grass-fed imports or older, leaner cows in the domestic supply.

    This beef – several billion pounds a year – comes from Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Central and South American countries such as Nicaragua, Brazil and Uruguay.

    While most of that comes as lean beef used in hamburgers and hot dogs, U.S. companies also import products such as corned beef from South America, or pre-cooked beef products used in frozen dinners or canned soups.

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    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/11/imports-and-exports-the-beef-trade/

  13. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, about 2 years ago

    The amount of beef eaten in the us has fallen dramatically in the last 30 years. The issue isn’t beef

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Do note that Martens’ note is addressed to lonecat and myself, and in fact recommends skipping some posters BECAUSE they are uninformed. So your advice is not really to the point here. Especially from someone who feels comfortable referring to “liberal lies.”

  15. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, about 2 years ago

    The point of no return was 400 PPM CO2. We passed that a while ago. Bend over and kiss it goodbye.

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