Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report | Environment | The Guardian: Curbing the world’s huge and increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change, according to a new report. But governments and green campaigners are doing nothing to tackle the issue due to fears of a consumer backlash, warns the analysis from the thinktank Chatham House.The report goes on to note that some are calling for a meat tax to curb eating it.
The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined, but a worldwide survey by Ipsos MORI in the report finds twice as many people think transport is the bigger contributor to global warming.
Gee, and the "nanny state" whiners freak out over the suggestion of a sugar tax. They'll see a meat tax as a direct threat to their (probably unwise anyway) intensely meaty diet.
No doubt I could do with eating less meat myself. But it is very - satisfying.