Cattle / Climate Change / Environment / Livestock / USA

Climate reprieve for cattle

Beef cattle are not the climate-change bogeymen they’re made out to be, according to a new US study.

University of California scientists say UN estimates that livestock generate 18 per cent of global greenhouse emissions could be six times too high.

They say recent estimates by US environment and energy agencies, using more appropriate assumptions, show livestock contributes about 3 per cent of global emissions.

Read more (Weekly Times – Rural News Australia)

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