Farmers advocate takes wrong message from climate reports - Andy Reisinger

Aug 24, 2017

As a climate scientist, I strongly rebut Tuesday's opinion piece by Robin Grieve who claimed he was relating facts from the Motu Research report, Cows, Sheep and Science: A Scientific Perspective on Biological Emissions from Agriculture, that I co-authored, and a report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, both of which came out last year.

Both reports state methane very clearly contributes to global warming. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that global methane emissions are responsible for more than 40 per cent of the total warming effect so far of all human activities.

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