Are methane emissions from livestock a worse problem than the exhaust from automobiles?



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    Yes.  Cattle can produce up to 200 L a day of methane and seeing as there are more than 100 million cattle just in the United States, the methane released from all those cows has an impact 23 x worse than the CO2 of the world’s cars.

    What’s bad is that that’s just the flatulence.  The cow’s manure creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is 296 x worse than CO2. 

    That’s not all, in 2006 it was estimated that livestock farming is responsible for 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.  All the world’s cars, trains and planes?  Only 13%.  Scary but true.  

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