Climate change — the rhetoric linking cattle to climate change seems to have quieted down in light of the pandemic, but I anticipate it will ramp up again in full force in the near future.
And while the loss of life, liberty and jobs seems to be the most pertinent of conversation topics right now, air quality, especially in major metropolis areas, has been another keen observation by many.
So what does that mean when we begin to look at the true culprits of greenhouse gas emissions?
Frank Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist at the University of California Davis in the Department of Animal Science.
Also known as the Greenhouse Gas Guru, Mitloehner works tirelessly to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the impact of animal agriculture on the planet. He recently spoke at the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience, and today’s blog will highlight some of the best gems from his presentation.
It is my hope that by sharing this information, we’ll all be better equipped to debunk some of the misconceptions about cattle and climate. Feel free to join in on the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ClimateNeutrality and posting images of your cattle on the range, upcycling feedstuffs into nutrient-dense beef.
What is the half-life of cow burps?
Mitloehner explains the half-life of carbon dioxide verses methane. Did