The BBC, the Greens and the Veggies join forces to damn meat eaters.
Their latest was a bit of nonsense about bacon sandwiches needing to have ‘gun licenses’ or some such daftness.
All intended to bend our ear and save the planet from the evils of live stock farming.
I wonder how they will react to the below:
We all know that livestock destroys the planet and turns lush, green landscapes into desert.
That may not be true.
WUWT has a write up on a TED talk by Dr. Allan Savory in Los Angeles this past week.
In Africa they burn 1 billion hectares of grassland a year to ‘manage’ it….the BBC do not dwell on such facts….it is you, the greedy Westerner, on the way to Tescos in your car, who has killed many Ethiopians by your pollution…..(If you think that is a joke…not…the BBC really made that claim)
Burning 1 hectare releases the pollution that 6000 cars do.
Burmning 1 billion hectares must therefore pollute the earth as much as the equivalent car use of 6 trillion cars.
The solution, the ‘only’ solution, to ever increasingly desertification…is completely counterintuitive and goes against the ‘consensus’….
…the mass herding of livestock…..to replictae the enormous natural herds of animals that used to roam the lands…such as buffalo in the USA.
What is an added bonus is that such a policy, if successful, would take the atmospheric CO2 level back to that of the pre-industrial age….if half the presently desertified land was reclaimed.
Here is the video….Dr Allan Savory clearly accepts CO2 as a main driver of climate change……but that is almost irrelevant…
This really goes against the grain of BBC narrative….livestock farming is bad…that the third world is the ‘innocent’ victim of industrial nation’s pollution and that the ‘only’ solution is to close down Western, and seemingly only Western, industry.
The third world has massively increased its population…it burns enormous amounts of wood/fuel in its cooking and in highly inefficent industrial processes, and deforests enormous areas…and turns productive land to desert….and releases huge amounts of methane into the atmosphere…via rice growing….methane which is far more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2.
It’s not all one way the blame game…unless you work for the BBC and have an agenda.