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Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet
London Times ^ | October 27th 2009

Posted on 10/26/2009 10:54:24 PM PDT by Steelfish

October 27, 2009 Climate Chief Lord Stern: Give Up Meat To Save The Planet

Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor

People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.

In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

Direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs is a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.

Lord Stern, the author of the influential 2006 Stern Review on the cost of tackling global warming, said that a successful deal at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases.

He predicted that people’s attitudes would evolve until meat eating became unacceptable. “I think it’s important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating,” he said. “I am 61 now and attitudes towards drinking and driving have changed radically since I was a student. People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food.”

Lord Stern, a former chief economist of the World Bank and now I. G. Patel Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, warned that British taxpayers would need to contribute about £3 billion a year by 2015 to help poor countries to cope with the inevitable impact of climate change.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: flatulence; flatulentlord; lordflatulence

1 posted on 10/26/2009 10:54:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
“Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases.

You, sir, are a load of greenhouse gas.

2 posted on 10/26/2009 10:59:10 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Steelfish
People change their notion of what is responsible. They will increasingly ask about the carbon content of their food.”

Um, no. I predict one day in the not so distant future that people who believed this carbon and CO2 BS will be taunted and scorned for being complete fools.

3 posted on 10/26/2009 10:59:15 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Keep your dog. Get rid of a Liberal.)
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To: Steelfish
Wow, just think, no more winter or summer. Climate change will be cured
and the thermostat will be set back to the normal 76-degrees before man
and those pesky animals showed up.
4 posted on 10/26/2009 11:00:32 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: MaxMax

Oh, and the earth used to be flat before we showed up.


5 posted on 10/26/2009 11:01:45 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Steelfish

GOD gave me 32 perfect teeth so I could chew meat and eat my veggies too. What GOD has joined together, let no gassy green mutant tear asunder.


6 posted on 10/26/2009 11:05:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: Texas Eagle

This climate-change thing has now become a secularist religion


7 posted on 10/26/2009 11:06:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Hey! Lord British! Would you voluntarily die, to SHOW us your commitment to this planet?


8 posted on 10/26/2009 11:13:45 PM PDT by ROTB ("By any means necessary" is evil. See what God thinks of "rising oceans" in Jeremiah 5:22)
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To: ROTB

I second that motion. He should use a hemp rope to accomplish this service.


9 posted on 10/26/2009 11:24:28 PM PDT by jokar (The Church age is the only age man will be able to glorify Christ, http://www.gbible.org)
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To: Steelfish

Lord Stern needs to take a long walk off a short pier.


10 posted on 10/26/2009 11:25:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Steelfish
VEGETARIANISM PROVES TO BE A PERVERSION OF NATURE

VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL IN THAILAND

lots more pics at the site...

11 posted on 10/26/2009 11:33:53 PM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: Steelfish

Prediction: Climate Chief Lord Stern will be Obama’s next choice for “Bean Czar”.


12 posted on 10/27/2009 12:18:56 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Steelfish

I guess you could say that famous vegan leader of Germany was a visionary who was interested in saving the planet before it was in fashion.

Hail Sustainibility!!!(Sarc)


13 posted on 10/27/2009 12:30:58 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

Lord Dimwit...how about giving up the meat between your ears? It’s obviously useless.


14 posted on 10/27/2009 12:42:29 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: steelyourfaith

Go vegan to stop AGW ping.


15 posted on 10/27/2009 12:51:37 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MarMema
lots more pics at the site...

Thanks but no thanks. I'd honestly stare at Helen Thomas for hours on end than see that photo. :D

16 posted on 10/27/2009 12:53:08 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
honestly rather stare...
17 posted on 10/27/2009 12:54:30 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

I don’t know about the rest of you, but the day they ban steak because of cattle Co2 emissions is the day I grab my pitchfork for “Go Time”!


18 posted on 10/27/2009 1:09:36 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Steelfish
The famous quote from Charlton Heston apllies in this case.

"FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!"

19 posted on 10/27/2009 1:14:21 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Steelfish
NOTE TO NO LORD STERN:
KISS MY DOVE AND GRITS. . . . . . .
20 posted on 10/27/2009 1:42:07 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Drinking Doubles Causing Lots of Trouble. F.U.B.O., F.U.NFL & F.U. LORD STERN)
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To: Steelfish; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 10/27/2009 1:43:35 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison! to s)
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To: rdl6989

22 posted on 10/27/2009 3:48:49 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison! to s)
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To: Steelfish

I’m with you, this cat is pissing into a storm....get out, we don’t want your successful treaty, we don’t need your treaty and the earth will do just fine as long as we pay attention and be reasonable


23 posted on 10/27/2009 3:52:15 AM PDT by The Wizard
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To: Steelfish

I like my steaks, Prime, cooked medium rare on my Big Green Egg.


24 posted on 10/27/2009 4:04:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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