Your tax dollars at work...

Just when you thought the U.S. government’s global warming frenzy couldn’t possibly get any more insane, the Obama administration announces that it’s dedicating a whopping $19.5 million to study the effect of climate change on cows. This crazy story comes via the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is giving several academic institutions the cash to support research, education and other activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture. The goal is to uncover the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle, according to an agency announcement released this week. “We have seen the impact that variable climate patterns have had on production agriculture for the past several years,” according to USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack. “These projects will deliver the best tools available to accurately measure and respond to the effects of climate on beef and dairy production.” This is the same guy who heads President Obama’s special White House Rural Council that among other things is supposed to expand “ecosystem markets” and develop “renewable energy projects.” Yada, yada, yada. Read more.
[Thanks: ECS]