UN Expert Says Eat Less Red Meat To Reduce CO2 Emissions


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Warren recently described what a difference in greenhouse gases it would make if we all ate 10% less red meat; we surveyed our readers and are proud to report that 58% of our respondents have and 27% have gone vegetarian.

Now Dr Rajendra Pachauri the chair of the IPCC, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) throws in some more food for thought. Noting that 18% of greenhouse gases come from animal production, he told the Observer:


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“Give up meat for one day (per week) initially, and decrease it from there. "In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it clearly is the most attractive opportunity." ::Telegraph

In the Guardian, he also stressed other changes in lifestyle would help to combat climate change. 'That's what I want to emphasise: we really have to bring about reductions in every sector of the economy.' ::Guardian
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