The EPA's not happy:
The Environmental Protection Agency may have overlooked the real culprits in its recent crackdown on methane emissions from fossil fuels: rice farmers and cows.
A newly released study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attributed the increase in global atmospheric methane since 2007 to microbial sources, including rice paddies, livestock, decaying vegetation in wetlands and even termites — but not fossil fuels.
The report, published Thursday in the journal Nature, provided fodder to those challenging the EPA’s methane rule, released in May, which seeks to cut methane emissions from fossil fuel sources by 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025 from 2012 levels in order to combat climate change.
Well, as I just mentioned for the umpteenth time, the main animal-related source of methane is termites. Cows produce a lot, yes - but so do all ruminants. So again: carbon dioxide is what plants use to make oxygen and things that we can eat and things that we can live in, out of the weather. Methane is produced by microbes that live in the guts of termites and other animals - and by decaying vegetation in the very wetlands that environmeddlists like EPA and Sierra Club think we should be forced to preserve. If any humans are causing global warming, it's the environmeddlists. "Man made global warming" is about control - not about science.
The microbes, after all, are natural.