Don’t blame beef cattle for global warming

Don’t blame beef cattle for global warming

Beef cattle are not a major factor in global warming, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-led study says.

“We found that the greenhouse gas emissions in our analysis were not all that different from what other credible studies had shown and were not a significant contributor to long-term global warming,” said Alab Rotz, an agricultural engineer with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.

Greenhouse gas emissions — gaseous compounds in the atmosphere that absorb infrared radiation, thereby trapping and holding heat in the atmosphere — are linked to global warming.

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Jonathan Knutson