Beef with Climate Change?

Beef with Climate Change? As the world seemingly continues to hurtle towards oblivion at pace and the amount of organisations, Governments, pressure groups, entrepreneurs, President elects, believers and non-believers share views and opinion on the climate change latest, it can seem to the everyday citizen to be a problem so big and so frightening, there is nothing we can actually do to help.  If some of the brightest and most powerful minds on the planet can’t come together to save humanity as we know it, what exactly can the little man do about it? Well, the answer is a lot and it could start with something as a simple review of our diet. On the face of it, the suggestion that cows could be a significant cause of climate change, sounds fanciful. Surely it’s the cars, vans and trucks that drive past their fields on the M25 or the planes that fly over them that do the real damage? What’s the poor old cow, idly grazing away on a summer’s day got to do with any of this? Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2), but the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than that of CO2 and on average, a cow releases between 70 and 120kg of Methane per year (in a few ways we won’t spend time elaborating on). So, the release of about 100kg of Methane per year (for each cow) is equivalent to around 2,300kg of CO2. Numbers mean very little without some context, so it’s mind boggling to think that the same amount of CO2 is generated...