Thursday, September 11, 2008
If you don't eat your meat, how can you have any pudding?..
High Chief Al Gore may not be saying it (correct us if we're wrong), but the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is saying it loud and hopefully proud.
People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.
His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning.
Pachauri, who was re-elected the panel's chairman for a second six-year term last week, said diet change was important because of the huge greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems - including habitat destruction - associated with rearing cattle and other animals. It was relatively easy to change eating habits compared to changing means of transport, he said.
It's better than a Prius! It's the vegetarian lifestyle!
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