Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate

Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon. BLM/Greg Shine, CC BY Frank M. Mitloehner, University of California, Davis As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public…

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Climate change is making horses fat

From The Telegraph Climate change is making horses fat as it’s causing an abundance of grass to grow, top vet warns Brendan McFadden 29 November 2019 • 4:39pm Gillies Moffat, director of a veterinary centre in Hythe, Hampshire, said the wetter and warmer climate has meant the animal’s staple food has grown more rapidly than…

Farmers bring central Dublin to a halt with tractor protest

Farmers feeling pain and frustration head to Dublin to protest.~cr From Reuters Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Farmers shut down busy parts of central Dublin for a second successive day on Wednesday by parking dozens of tractors in the streets to protest against low beef prices and climate change initiatives they say are unfair. The…

How more organic farming could worsen global warming

From PBS By —Courtney Vinopal Science Updated on Oct 23, 2019 10:00 AM EDT — Published on Oct 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT For decades, the conventional wisdom surrounding organic farming has been that it produces crops that are healthier and better for the environment as a whole. In the U.S., where organic food sales…

Corn, cotton output push Brazil harvest to record

From Argus Media Published date: 10 September 2019 Brazil’s grains and oilseeds crop rose by 6.4pc to a record 242mn metric tonnes (t) in the 2018-2019 harvest, boosted by increased corn and cotton output. The total compared with 227.7mn t from last year’s crop, the country’s agricultural statistics agency Conab said in its final report…

Meatless Diet?

  News Brief by Kip Hansen   From the NY Times’ seemingly unlimited stockpile of odd activist efforts on behalf of “The Climate” — we have a new entry that landed in my email box today [it could land in yours too if you subscribe to the newsletter, Climate Fwd:] —     What if…

Corn Belt Update Mid-August 2019

guest post by David Archibald The USDA continues to predict a big corn crop of 13.9 billion bushels at an average yield of 169.5 bushels per acre. AccuWeather’s estimate is 6% lower at 13.07 billion bushels. What happens from here is largely dependent upon when the first killing frost hits. As the Indiana crop progress…

Penn State Professor Demands More Control Over Agriculture Because Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall But stops short or demanding collectivisation under a central government climate planning authority. New climate change report underscores the need to manage land for the short and long term August 12, 2019 9.11pm AESTChris E. Forest Professor of Climate Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes…