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In nature, grasslands upon this earth have evolved along with millions of herds of large grazing megafauna, from the North American Bisonand Caribou, Britain's Red and Roe deerand Africa's Wildebeest and Antelopes etc.
There has been large masses of wild ruminants belching out methane on this planet for millennia, herds of thousands of individuals and collectively billions worldwide only up until recent years where now they is significantly less in the wild. Nature and grasslands insist on large grazing herbivores yet human mentally yet gain likes to believe that we know what is best over mother nature, because today we believe that somehow these living domestic relatives of their wild counterparts are now causing climate change and ruining the environment.
How did it come to this? How have we become so removed from reality, from detached from nature and become so blind and so ignorant? The domesticated bovine is not much different from that of the Bison or from the Wildebeest, yet we blame them? The numbers of domesticated bovine today do not far outmatch those wild population numbers which once inhabitated this planet. Yet we blame them for their large numbers? You cannot blame a creature which has evolved on this planet in it's masses for the modern environmental issues we now face.
The environmental destruction you see or hear about now is not caused by ruminants -it never was. Modern problems are caused by modern causes. The ruminant is not a modern invention. The returning of large herds of megafauna onto grasslands across the globe would in fact help us reverse climate change impacts, but alas I believe that is unfortunately very highly unlikely to ever occur.
For a moment I wondered if the Gruniad had continued its amazing run of two sensible articles in a month. Shame, it deserves a wider audience.I would imagine anybody via sharing. Sadly it will be mostly by the likes of me, livestock keepers to our own friends / echo chamber
Apparently about 6000BC sea level rose about 100 feet in 100 years. It was all to do with the previous ice age melting in N America and there was a giant release of water dammed back by the ice. Hence the Great Lakes and the Grand Canyon. Now the geologists can date it to about a hundred year slot which means about a foot a year but someone trying to model what had occurred concluded that it probably happened in a decade and could have been only a couple of years!Bit of a problem with the forecast of sea levels rising.
I think it's about a 10 millmetres per year. I did calculate it out once since the height of the last Ice Age it's been about the same amount for 25,000 years (Estimated values).
Sea levels were 250 metres lower when Ice was 1km thick over both hemispheres.
250 metres rise over 25,000 years is 10mm a year.
NASA currently say the trend is about 3.3mm a year.
I would imagine anybody via sharing. Sadly it will be mostly by the likes of me, livestock keepers to our own friends / echo chamber