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Another Bogus Report

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

The United Nations (UN) was formally established on Oct. 24, 1945 to bind 26 nations together to fight countries in the Axis power, Russia and China among them. Like all organizations, it has changed throughout the years and that’s natural.

            The present UN is a different looking critter. Even though the U.S. supports almost all countries, the UN always seems to be telling us what we’re doing wrong. Lord knows we’re not a perfect nation, but tell me one that is.

            Lately, I’ve been reading books about our Founding Fathers and early presidents of our nation. If we think there is name-calling and underhanded acts today, think again. The early days of our nation were not for the weak-kneed.

            Some supported England, some France, but we fought both of those countries while borrowing money from the Dutch. If it wasn’t for Andrew Jackson defeating the English east of New Orleans some 20 years later, those in the West might be bowing to the Queen.

            When Andrew Jackson was president, he worked hard to bring more power to the office. He didn’t get the name “Ole Hickory” for his soft touch. What I’m saying is if the early presidents were around today, they would be shoving the UN into the East River.

            The UN released a series of reports from their Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The latest report adds to a warning released by the same panel of scientists last fall, in which they sounded the alarm about the inadequacy of countries who have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

            The main theme of the report suggested humans must drastically alter food production to prevent the catastrophic effects of global warming. The panel of scientists looked at the climate change effects of agriculture, deforestation and other land uses such as harvesting peat and wetlands.

            The battle is not if there is or isn’t climate change because we all know there is. The battle is understanding who or what is causing climate change or if it is natural.

            The panel of UN scientists say the only way to achieve reduction in global

greenhouse gas emissions is to significantly increase the amount of land covered in trees and other vegetation and significantly reduce the amount of methane and other greenhouse gases that come from raising livestock such as cows, sheep and goats.

            Those who understand the proper ways to manage grasslands, know statements like these just don’t hold water anymore.

            When this report came out, another report surfaced stating the Corn Belt and all of its vegetation helps battle greenhouse gases just as much as the Amazon Rainforest.

            Ever since climate change made the news years ago, some believe in a number of years, we will reach total world destruction due to the effects of climate change. Others say if climate alarmists would stop their apocalyptic predictions, we could do a lot more to mitigate the changing climate and solve our energy needs.

            A quote by Malcolm S. Forbes says, “When things get bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. When they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”

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