Skip to comments.AP FACT CHECK: Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart
Posted on 04/28/2019 7:35:20 AM PDT by PROCON
WASHINGTON (AP) Lets clear the air about cow farts.
In the climate change debate, some policymakers seem to be bovine flatulence deniers.
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More 'settled science'?
Any bovine burping deniers out there? 😁😁😁
Bovine Flatulance Denier. BFD
Alexandria O. Cortez farts too. Perhaps she should put a plug in her own ass.
Like a LOT of dems, her fart come out BOTH ENDS.
(sarc) Where is the legislation to outlaw swamp gas? What are they doing about Mount Chimaera? -methane has been escaping and burning there for at least 2,000 years. Where are the Kudos for ARCO, the oil and gas company that had a plan to put a gigantic inverted funnel in the ocean off the coast of Santa Barbara to capture and sell the methane seeping into our atmosphere?
Different cow fart backpacks:
This gives me some ideas for Halloween.
Maybe that’s what Hillary wears under those hideous tarps
It would seem that cow farts make the clover grow.
We’ll just have to eat the cows.
Did the beloved bison fart also?
The funny part is the global warming retards didnt even have methane on their radar until WE pointed out to them that methane would be just as serious as C02 if their retarded theories were true.
I like my steaks rare. What time you firing up the barbie?
Presumably buffalo also fart. About 150 years ago an estimated 90 million flatulent buffalo wandered the northern plains compared to some 30 million cows today. If flatulence equates to climate killing global warming would we not have seen a temperature spike?
Hitler was a vegetarian and he farted massively. Cows, being vegetarians, also fart massively. This, of course, means all cows are Hitlerites and must be killed immediately.
Methane is only about 1.7 parts per million in the atmosphere. The radiative forcing is about 0.5 W/m2. That’s about a quarter of the forcing of CO2. Together these effects might warm the planet an average of 1.25 C if we ignore all positive and negative feedback. The overwhelming evidence of the geological record is that the system as a whole asserts negative feed back and resists forcing. The evidence of computer models that assume a strong positive feedback have become a way to get research funded from government sources dominated by the alarmist movement. This crap has got to stop. Its a corruption of science, a waste of tax payer money, a danger to good economic policy, a ideological wedge for Americans, and robs money and effort from solving real environmental problems.
These morons do not seem to understand that the gasses that come out of the front of a cow are not the same as what come out of the back of a cow. It is true that cow farts contain methane just like people farts, but cow burps contain mostly CO2 just like people burps. CO2 is also the same harmless gas that comes out of all of us when we breath.
Having grown up with cows, they do burp a lot. I know this because if they somehow get into a field with apples or pears they suck them up like bovine vacuum cleaners and they often get them stuck in their throats. This doesn’t cause them to stop breathing but it stops up their burps and they start inflating with gasses from their digestive system. If you don’t get the apple cleared out of their throats they can and sometimes do die.
When you finally dislodge the apple from the cows throat with a garden hose or other soft flexible tool, the gas that is released is not all that pleasant but it definitely does not smell like manure.
But all of this nonsense about cows farting and burping our tons of methane really is complete nonsense. Have these idiots ever gone to a county fair or anywhere else where you have a large number of cows or other grass eating animals in an enclosed space? If cows farted a whole lot wouldn’t the people around them be aware of it and be uncomfortable? And what about horses, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, elk, zebras, giraffes, and all the other grass eating four legged creatures in the world. Their digestive systems may be different but they all work on the same principal.
When you go to the zoo are you uncomfortable because of animal farts or burps in the enclosed areas? And what about people who keep miniature goats and pigs as pets in their houses with them. I know a lot of old people and dogs who fart and stink up enclosed spaces much worse.
I do not know about Hitler's gastric emissions, but I do know a little about cows having grown up with them; they do not fart “massively”. I spent a lot of time in barns with cows and they have a digestive system that is better equipped for eating a diet completely made up of plant life than people do. This cow farting thing is made up completely by nonsense made up by lefty idiots who have no idea what they are talking about.
Cattle are ruminants, meaning their digestive system is highly specialized to allow the use of poorly digestible plants as food. Cattle have one stomach with four compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum, with the rumen being the largest compartment. The reticulum, the smallest compartment, is known as the “honeycomb”..
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