Help! Cows are hurting the planet!
Methane gas is a greenhouse gas much like carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 enters our atmosphere by burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane gas has a 23 times higher negative effect on the environment, than the effect of CO2. The release of 100kg of Methane gas per cow each year, is equivalent to approximately 2300kg of CO2 each year.
There are approximately 971.4826 million cows on our planet.
Premise 1: Cows produce high levels of methane gas.
Premise 2: Methane gas emissions is a cause of global warming.
Conclusion: Cows cause global warming.
“Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.” – Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO’s Livestock Information and Policy Branch
Truth- Yes, this argument is factually correct.
Validity- Yes, this argument is valid.
Soundness- Yes, this argument is sound because it is both factually correct and valid.
When you look at global warming, it is a topic that is very controversial. Some people believe in it, meanwhile others think it is a pile of manure. If global warming is real, then yes, cows and other livestock have a part in this; but so does the human race.