Sunday, September 7, 2008

UN says less meat an approach for global warming

I knew it was only a matter of time when the meat industry would hear the knock from the global warming man. This has been something I have pointed out for awhile.

From Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

"In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it clearly is the most attractive opportunity,' said Pachauri. 'Give up meat for one day [a week] initially, and decrease it from there,' said the Indian economist, who is a vegetarian

Animal welfare groups are calling for governments to lead campaigns to reduce meat consumption by 60 per cent by 2020.

Americans have shifted from the SUV gas guzzling addictions, I wonder if they have it in them to change more of their comforts. It will be interesting to see the meat industry's defense.

Full Guardian article here

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