August 24 2018
Bad News for Cows. And Milk Mustaches. Study: British Children Won’t Know What Milk Tastes Like
Scientist climate change milk alarmists: A press release for a new study suggests milk production in Britain will drop by…
Scientist climate change milk alarmists: A press release for a new study suggests milk production in Britain will drop by 18.6% if we don’t mend our wicked ways. But buried in the study itself is an obvious mitigation strategy. How climate change will affect dairy cows and milk production in the UK.
Using 11 different climate projection models, and 18 different milk production models, we estimated potential milk loss from UK dairy cows as climate conditions change during the 21st century.
Given this information, our final climate projection analysis suggests that average ambient temperatures in the UK will increase by up to about 3.5℃ by the end of the century. This means that This during the summer, in some parts of the country, will lead to significant heat stress for cows if nothing is done to alleviate the hot weather’s effects.
The scientists who wrote this handwringing climate study are aware of the potential for importing warm climate varieties of dairy cattle, and the potential of future genetic advances. Not one word of this in their press release, though they mention this possibility in their study. (Read More)