It’s a naturally occurring process that is not affected by human activity, despite claims to the contrary by the writers of this column in the Sierra Nevada Ally.
We don’t want livestock off the public lands because they emit carbon, we want them removed because they displace wild horses and burros.
Confine the ranchers to their base properties and let them pay market rates to feed their animals. Impact on carbon emissions? None.
Stick with rangeland degradation, which is a repeated and repeatable pattern, but avoid carbon-induced climate change, which is unproven.