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  •  And there you have it, get rid of beef. (0+ / 0-)

    I know this is a minority position. No, taxing ruminant animals (dairy cows do it too) has not been around for decades, it's fairly recent and of all the mitigation efforts available, this should be down the page, not on top.

    Just because something's old doesn't make it good. Just because something's new doesn't make it better.

    by the fan man on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:20:02 AM PDT

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    •  You aren't reading closely. (1+ / 0-)
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      And seem to have a very cow-centric view of the universe.  

      The UN climate body has been tracking methane production for years; cows have been on the target list for long enough that people were looking at cow fart mitigation techniques (I like capturing them for fuel purposes!) since the 90s.

      More things under heaven and earth . . .

      "When your enemies are throwing Teabagging Protests, mock them." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

      by Maimonides on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:25:55 AM PDT

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      •  Years, not decades. Anyway, fart mitigation (0+ / 0-)

        requires continual confinement and/or maybe a diet switch. If all that's required to get farmers off the hook here is to give the cows fish oil with their feed, all well and good. If we have to encourage continual confinement, I'll have to be convinced this is unavoidable.

        Just because something's old doesn't make it good. Just because something's new doesn't make it better.

        by the fan man on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 11:43:57 AM PDT

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