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    Default UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    Oh dear ... so a vegetarian UN chief suggests people should eat less red meat in order to save the plant:

    BBC
    People should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming, says the UN's top climate scientist.

    Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will make the call at a speech in London on Monday evening.

    UN figures suggest that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport.

    "The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that direct emissions from meat production account for about 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions," he told BBC News.

    Telegraph
    said people should have one meat-free day to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    The economist, who is vegetarian, said diet change was important in reducing environmental problems associated with rearing cattle and other animals.

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    Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
    His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning.
    I can just imagine the reaction of the GOP, FF,FG and the IFA ...


    So should folks eat less meat ? Perhaps it ought only be served say 2 days a week in state canteens (schools, civil+pub service, museums etc) ?

    cYp
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    Did you know that it takes 15 000 litres of water to produce one kilo meat from an animal who is being feed with grains. 150 litres of water is needed to produce one kilo of grains.
    http://www.green-blog.org/2008/01/08/1- ... -of-water/

    If the above is true then maybe we'll see the market mechanism going into operation soon enough as the world population rises and demands more and more water. Currently world growth is 1.7 million people per week.

    And that's before mentioning peak oil.

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    Have you ever seen such nonsense?

    It's true what people say, that these climate change crazies are rapidly developing their own religion. Controlling what people eat is a major part of many religions. Soon they will be moving to people's sexual behaviour.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    The danger with these loonies is that they discredit people who have serious points to make, like crying wolf too often, when it appears no one listens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat
    The danger with these loonies is that they discredit people who have serious points to make, like crying wolf too often, when it appears no one listens.
    Is there any anti-climate change measure that won't have its proponents labelled loonies by at least some section of the media and/or public? And I'm not including the deniers in that.

    Eating less red meat is a perfectly sensible way to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and in fact is one of the easiest changes an individual can make to cut their carbon footprint.
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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    Quote Originally Posted by joemomma
    in fact is one of the easiest changes an individual can make to cut their carbon footprint.
    Surely you mean their methane or GHG footprint?

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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    SO not happening.
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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster
    SO not happening.
    x2.

    I like my steak. Frankly, the rest of the world can sizzle for all I care...
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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum
    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster
    SO not happening.
    x2.

    I like my steak. Frankly, the rest of the world can sizzle for all I care...
    Solidatity, brother.

    Cookie don't have no damn car, cookie likes to walk, cookie likes his steak. End of story.
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    Default Re: UN : Save the environment, eat less red meat!

    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum
    I like my steak
    I love beef steak too.
    Had some great round roast last Wednesday. Yum! An underrated cut of meat.

    Anyway, cutting down on beef doesn't mean cutting it out entirely.

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