2nd Study Affirms Cow Burps & Rice Paddies Causing Fugitive Methane

cow-burpLast Friday MDN reported that none other than the man-made global warmists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a research report admitting that cows and rice farms are the real cause of an increase in global methane emissions–NOT shale drilling (see NOAA Research: Cows & Rice Farms Biggest Source of Fugitive Methane). So far the radicals at the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, National Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper and other loons who rail against fossil fuels have been silent. A second such study has now been published, by a different group of researchers. This new study concludes the same thing. Researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London have just published a study in the journal Global Biochemical Cycles (full copy below). The study “refutes conventional wisdom” and finds: “Recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions.” This is sure to send the antis into therapy…

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