Friday, March 26, 2010

UN admits meat-eaters do not cause climate change

The UN has retracted yet another of its headline-grabbing claims about climate change after a scientist criticised the assertion that producing meat creates higher carbon emissions than transport.

UN tried to suggest meat production was actually worse than transportation with fudged figures from McCartney and Pachendra. Who'd have thought, a ex-rock star and a transport engineer would tell such lies to our faces?
that while the figure for meat production included emissions from all associated activities, such as growing fodder, methane from farting cows and meat processing, the figure for transportation only included emissions from the burning of fuel - ignoring carbon produced by the manufacture of vehicles or building of roads etc...

The real truth below.
transportation actually contributes 26 per cent of carbon emissions in the US, while raising pork and beef are only responsible for three per cent.

"We certainly can reduce our greenhouse-gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk," said Mitloehner, of the University of California, Davis. "Producing less meat and milk will only mean more hunger in poor countries.

Now off to get that big juicy steak out for dinner...

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