UN says eat less meat to curb global warming
People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer.
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.
His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning. Read More
The anti-animal agriculture crowd at the United Nations released a study in 2006 claiming that raising livestock was worse for the environment than the emissions released from cars. Never mind that livestock utilize resources on this planet that humans can’t and convert them into a resource that humans can use. Never mind the fact that the UN is concerned about worldwide food supplies yet want to eliminate this important component of feeding the world.