by Lou Binninger
Only in socialist countries or socialist states like California can you have massive natural resources, pay the highest prices in the country for them and have a shortage at the same time.
California has some of the greatest oil and natural gas supplies in the nation, but forbids the extraction and then PG and E charges 60% more than the national average for utilities. In addition, our tax dollars are subsidizing solar and wind turbine companies because these less efficient sources of energy are not profitable. So, taxpayers pay twice due to the hysterical belief in the junk science called Global Warming or Climate Change.
Sacramento socialists in 2016 saved us all from dairy cow farts corrupting the climate. This category of gases is called “short-lived pollutants” because passing gas thankfully comes to pass rather speedily. And everyone said, “Thank you Jesus.”
“This bill curbs these dangerous pollutants and thereby protects public health and slows climate change,” Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement.
The law requires ranchers to reduce methane emissions from manure to 40 percent below their 2013 levels by 2030, with the help of $50 million from the state’s fee charged to polluters, known as cap-and-trade. The money extorted from businesses will help a handful of ranchers buy dairy digesters, which use methane from manure to generate energy that’s sold to electrical utilities.
The legislation also allows the Air Resources Board (ARB) to regulate cow flatulence (cow farts) if there’s viable technology to reduce it. There are ARB experts now skilled in preventing the sky from falling, so the day of lassoing farts is definitely in sight. We got this.
However just when you are convinced God overlooked the problem of farts and global survival, agrobiologist and scientific researcher Dr. Albrecht Glatzle, author of over 100 scientific papers and two textbooks, publishes research showing “there is no scientific evidence, whatsoever, that domestic livestock could represent a risk for the Earth’s climate” and the “warming potential of anthropogenic GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions has been exaggerated.”
Glatzle writes, “Our key conclusion is there is no need for anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), and even less so for livestock-born emissions, to explain climate change. Climate has always been changing, and even the present warming is most likely driven by natural factors.” That seems logical. The seasons change in Yuba-Sutter Counties.
Glatzle continues, “The warming potential of anthropogenic GHG emissions has been exaggerated, and the beneficial impacts of manmade CO2 emissions for nature, agriculture, and global food security have been systematically suppressed, ignored, or at least downplayed by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and other UN (United Nations) agencies.
Furthermore, we expose important methodological deficiencies in IPCC and FAO (Food Agriculture Organization) instructions and applications for the quantification of the manmade part of non-CO2-GHG emissions from agro-ecosystems.
Finally, we could not find a clear domestic livestock fingerprint (or hoof print-author added), neither in the geographical methane distribution nor in the historical evolution of mean atmospheric methane concentration.”
“Between 1990 and 2005, the world cattle population rose by more than 100 million head (according to FAO statistics). During this time, atmospheric methane concentration stabilized completely. These empirical observations show that livestock is not a significant player in the global methane budget,” said Glatzle’s research abstract.
Genesis 1:25 says God made cattle and it was a good idea. So, having cows around shouldn’t ruin our lives. Dr. Albrecht Glatzle’s research is backing-up God 100%. Cow manure and cow farts complement the Earth’s cycle of life.
You can’t make a good decision without good information. The state legislature has been making bad laws based on environmental lies for decades and 40 million residents are suffering for it.