Our company (Land & Livestock International, Inc.) grows grass and turns it into beef for a living. Our program of “Planned Grazing” follows what was originally called The Savory Grazing Method.
I was at the Arizona Cattle Growers meeting last July. One of the programs was presented by a Male-Female team of academics from the University of Arizona. They were there to make sure all us dumb cowboys knew how to do “it” (their tired old range killing method).
After the presentation, a friend (that ranches BLM land in Arizona) and I approached the pair. I immediately cut to the chase: “We no more believe in anthropological global warming than I believe I can flap my arms and fly. But…we sequester carbon–lots and lots and lots of carbon. We do not do it to ‘save the world and all the little children.’ We do it because it makes money.”
You should have been there to see the dumbfounded look on their faces. lol — jtl, 419
For this, however, they perhaps should consider the market economy, their own declared enemy, as the lifeboat of the world. It is not only that we can fight environmental degradation while we can keep our capitalist system alive (as far as it still exists). This capitalist system may actually be helpful in that very fight. And in contrast to government-mandated “climate justice,” innovation and technological progress thanks to entrepreneurs wouldn’t bring with it mass unemployment and major economic distress, but greater prosperity.
I was at the Arizona Cattle Growers meeting last July. One of the programs was presented by a Male-Female team of academics from the University of Arizona. They were there to make sure all us dumb…
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