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Not a food thread, More about Global Warming

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There was an interesting article in The NY Times yesterday that I didn't post for fear of inflaming Nate to the point of madness.

But it's a very interesting article about the effects of agriculture and ranching on global warming. It has interesting tidbits about about turning pig poop into electricity so there's even something in it for morey!

Read here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/science/earth/04meat.html?hp

Another reason to eat less meat, Bug:

“It’s an area that’s been largely overlooked,” said Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He says people should eat less meat to control their carbon footprints. “We haven’t come to grips with agricultural emissions.”

“I’m not sure that the system we have for livestock can be sustainable,” said Dr. Pachauri of the United Nations. A sober scientist, he suggests that “the most attractive” near-term solution is for everyone simply to “reduce meat consumption,” a change he says would have more effect than switching to a hybrid car.

(Why they refer to him as a sober scientist is odd.)