27 October 2009

Thinking the unthinkable

I'm not unsympathetic; I could probably live with eating less meat. But going totally veggie is a step too far. The Times reports:
People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.
In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”
Direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.
The new puritans always push their case a little too far. If the message was eat less meat we would nod our heads in sympathy. But never again to savour the delights of a bacon sandwich, or of sausages and mash, or of roast chicken and the trimmings, would lead to a world that was grey and unappetising, a world as much devoid of joy as of pies.

1 comment:

Eprocurement software said...

Anything for climate change... maybe I can try...
There's this restaurant in Asia, I forgot the name, but they say in their billboard - all veggies here... Anyways, they have barbecue veggies that looks like and taste like meat on sticks; they have mushroom burgers that taste like real meat... they have all sorts of dishes made out of veggies but some taste like meat... cool!