THIS ARTICLE IS TITLED “One Scientist’s Ambitious Plan to Achieve Global Cooling With Cattle” with the sub-title, “Cows could be a climate change solution—if we take the science seriously.” Written by Farmer Georgie, it appears on the One Zero publication on Medium (August 17, 2020). Here are the first few paragraphs:
“Farts are funny. Burger King thinks yodeling about cow farts is even funnier. In mid-July, the fast food chain released on Twitter an ad campaign starring boot-stomping kids, led by Mason Ramsey of Walmart Yodeling Kid fame, singing about cow farts contributing to global warming and claiming that lemongrass can reduce methane in those farts by a third.
The ad, part of the company’s #CowsMenu campaign, generated a backlash of social media criticism. Pissed-off ranchers and a concerned science community pointed out that the ad perpetuated a long-standing misconception about cow farts and the hotly debated narrative that cows are a major climate change problem. Plus, it promoted an unproven solution as its big greenhouse gas win. In doing so, Burger King missed the chance to highlight the real potential for change: turning cows and their methane-producing digestive systems into a climate cooling solution.
Adding insult to injury, Burger King doesn’t know which end of the cow to focus on.
It’s the burps, BK, not the farts. The burps.”
If that doesn’t pique your ecological interests, then I surely don’t know what will!
To read this article in its entirety, click HERE.
To see the Burger King video, click HERE.
This cartoon is not part of the article but was found on the Vector Stock websites, where the images are royalty-free every day.
Mystically liberal Virgo enjoys long walks alone in the city at night in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig who strives to live by the maxim, “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.
I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a college dropout (twice!). Occupationally, I have been a bartender, jewelry engraver, bouncer, landscape artist, and FEMA crew chief following the Great Flood of ’72 (and that was a job that I should never, ever have left).
I am also the final author of the original O’Sullivan Woodside price guides for record collectors and the original author of the Goldmine price guides for record collectors. As such, I was often referred to as the Price Guide Guru, and—as everyone should know—it behooves one to heed the words of a guru. (Unless, of course, you’re the Beatles.)