California law is going after one of the single biggest greenhouse gas emitters – Business Insider
Livestock contribute about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Methane accounts for about 44 percent of these emissions, of which cows contribute the lion’s share.Cows release methane when they belch or let it out their back ends.In California, dairy farmers will be required to reduce methane emissions from manure to 40 percent below their 2013 levels by 2030. They will receive $50 million from the fees the state collects from polluters through its cap-and-trade program. The funding will go toward buying methane digesters, which generate energy from the methane in manure. The energy will be sold to electrical utilities.
So let’s not worry about how much meat people eat or try to change that – instead let’s regular their poop and farts. I mean, really? How the hell do you do that anyway?