Go Vegan to Fight Global Warming

I stumbled onto the Peta website – and saw their article recommending that people go vegan to fight global warming. That goes along with the article about reducing methane production by suppressing cattle farts. I’m good, but I can’t make this stuff up…  I did forget to mention that the UN recommendation is that meat by taxed, to reduce methane gas. (The thought seems to be to tax meat to the point where people will be forced to go vegan and then there will be less demand for meat, which will reduce the cattle, chicken, turkey, pig etc population.)

An excerpt from an analysis in the Nature Climate Change –

As the scientists say:

Influencing human behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale policy, and it is unlikely that a large-scale dietary change will happen voluntarily without incentives. Implementing a tax or emission trading scheme on livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions could be an economically sound policy that would modify consumer prices and affect consumption patterns.

Here is an excerpt from the Peta.org article –

Many conscientious people are trying to help reduce global warming by driving more fuel-efficient cars and using energy-saving light bulbs. Although these measures help, science shows that going vegan is one of the most effective ways to fight global warming. A staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture, according to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute. Additionally, a recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is extremely important in order to combat the worst effects of climate change. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” In addition, the official handbook for Live Earth, the anti–climate change concerts that Al Gore helped organize, says that not eating meat is the “single most effective thing you can do” to reduce your climate change impact. Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide together cause the vast majority of global warming. Raising animals for food is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous-oxide emissions.

Read more: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/global-warming/#ixzz2zHw1fScn

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have any desire for the government and/or the UN telling me what to eat – to give them more peace of mind. Besides, I’ve fought food allergies and intolerances for 25 years, that is enough of a food headache without games by the government to push their agenda.

Imagine if we actually had a government BY the people and FOR the people — talk about the “good old days”….

This is the article where I started — http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/16/war-cows-methane-meat-taxes/

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