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Meet the “family values,” anti-environment hypocrites

My newspaper column on Friday highlighted an easy to understand fact: according to World Bank data, the livestock industry is responsible for between 18 percent and 51 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. My column also predicted that by simply mentioning that fact, I would receive all sorts of angry email and Tweets from conservatives not refuting the data, but declaring that they will eat even more meat to prove some incoherent point about "freedom." And not surprisingly, over the weekend, the prediction came true - especially after Drudge posted a link to an outraged screed about the column (notice: the screed didn't bother to include one single data point or fact in refutation of the World Bank study).

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