UN Expert Says Eat Less Red Meat To Reduce CO2 Emissions

meat-ad.jpg

Plan59

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:

barbeque.jpg

Plan59

“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
More Meaty Stories on TreeHugger:
Meat-eating Warrants Same Scrutiny as Driving and Flying
Study Finds Meat and Dairy Create More Emissions Than Miles
What's Our Beef With Climate Change?
How to Green Your Meals

Related Content on Treehugger.com