Thursday, February 10, 2011

Senator Belittling Cow Fart Research Lambasted

Thank the Almighty we have legislators willing to stand up to stupidity when they see it. Cow fart research is just plain stupid and is nothing more than politics. But what about the scientist who said there was no link?

Among those projects was a $700,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to a team of environmental scientists at the University of New Hampshire to study greenhouse gas emissions – the chemicals associated with global warming – in the dairy industry.

Coburn's "Wastebook" quotes one of the project's researchers telling a local New Hampshire paper that "cows emit most of their methane through belching, only a small fraction from flatulence."

[From Scientists Rail Against Senator Who Belittled Research - ABC News]