There was a recent town-hall meeting where democrats in the the 2020 presidential election came together for a 7 hour massive question and answer marathon. Many of the question revolved around your typical progressive talking points and the answers given to them were your typical boilerplate language points. However, today we have a new issue that we are “struggling” with as a nation: To eat meat or not to eat meat.
below is a sampling of the questions:
One of the main topics that came up with green house gases, obviously, since this was a climate change town hall meeting. If you watched it all, which I didn’t, you didnt really get much in the terms of substance for any of the democrat candidates on the actual subject of climate change.
The fact is, I don’t think most of them really know much about climate change to begin with. I’m sure they have probably seen an inconvenience truth at least once though.
No one can really deny that there is warming occurring. Now, whether or not this is all cyclical in nature is up for debate. This wasn’t the debate though. There is no debate among democrats on climate change. Climate change is real and man and cows are responsible for it all.
For one, this is completely false. There are many natural sources of GHG that fill the atmosphere with just as much if not more than man is responsible for. I honestly don’t think most of the democrats on change understand that GHG are actually a good thing. Without GHG, this world would be around 50 F colder on average. That’s super cold and i don’t think much would survive over a short period of time.
Cows also came into the conversation on multiple occasions. Cows are now being blamed from a low of 15% to upwards of 50% of the CO2 levels in the atmosphere. This was one of the most laughable segments because none of it is based in scientific fact. Even the government’s own EPA has over the years informed us that agrigulture (cows) are only responsible for approx 2% of overall CO2 emissions.
What they leave out all the time when talking about these figures is that they over estimate agriculture by factoring in every step of the manufacturing process including even refrigeration (part of the energy sector), fuel (part of the fossil fuel sector). They do this while at the same time subtracting much from the fossil fuel industry and how much it contributes.
Now, we have meatless Mondays.
We have seen many fast-food restaurants pushing meatless Mondays and a meatless menu. Talk about hopping on the bandwagon of bad science. The fact is that cutting out all meat every Monday would only lower emissions year-over-year by approx 0.5%…. great job, totally worth it.
All of this while fossil fuel and the energy sector gets off scott free. So why all this attention to cows? Its a complete farce, people. The fossil fuel companies contribute more than anything hand over fist. They are ignored because of special interest, power and influence.
Agriculture doesn’t rule this world. But once its gone, so will most of us.
A link to the study conducted at UC Davis can be found here: