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Addressing Climate Change through Diet
Voice of America ^ | April 13, 2012 | by Joe DeCrapua

Posted on 04/13/2012 3:18:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A new study says one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions is to eat less meat. In fact, the study says meat consumption in the developed should be cut by 50 percent per person by 2050.

Dr. Eric Davidson said changing how people eat can have a dramatic effect on greenhouse gas emissions. People in developed countries, he said, already eat much more protein than the daily minimum requirement.

Davidson looked for ways to ease the effects of climate change that would support an aggressive strategy laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In particular, the effects of nitrous oxide, described as the third biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide and methane.

Even if it were possible to turn off all harmful greenhouse gas emissions today, he said climate change would continue.

“That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t start the mitigation now because the sooner we start it the more options our children and grandchildren will have in terms of being able to feed themselves and have prosperous lifestyles without environmental degradation,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; green; obamanomics


1 posted on 04/13/2012 3:18:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A better option would be to barbecue greenies.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 3:20:49 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Right and wrong.

Too much red meat can be harmful.

Climate change? People still believe that stuff?


3 posted on 04/13/2012 3:23:13 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A new study says one of the best ways to curb greenhouse gas emissions is to eat less meat.

My study says the best way to curb greenhouse gas emissions would be for global warming alarmists to stop exhaling so much.

4 posted on 04/13/2012 3:24:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Carl Rove, and Andrew Card can get him elected.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Climate Hustle Ping


5 posted on 04/13/2012 3:25:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: facedown

I agree, this is another attempt by radical environmentalist vegetarians to impose their eating habits (vices) on everyone else. Notice he talks about people in the “developed countries” i.e. Americans, eating more than the “minimal daily requirement” of protein. Sounds like he’s pushing the Russian Peasant Diet or the North Korean peon diet. Eat bark, lose weight. Imagine all the extra methane from more and more people becoming vegetarians.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 3:31:24 PM PDT by JMS
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Left-Wing SOB is correct about over-consumption of protein. Gotta have it. Too much is NG.

The anus-GlobalWarmer has the right idea about the human diet, which should be about 75-80% complex Carbohydrates,(vegetables, fruit) 12-15% proteins, with a lot of those from vegetable sources (beans, lentils, etc) if possible, and the rest good fats like olive oil, butter, cheese, nuts etc. Steak? Sure. Great for you once every couple of weeks. Fish. Poultry. Wild game ... even better!

It's a healthy diet. Now about global warming: Read up on the Milankovitch Glaciation Cycle. It has long been accepted by Geologists, paleo-geologists, physicists, astrophysicists, astronomers, mathematicians, even archeologists, paleontologists ... every branch of science ... even climatologists who do not have the caput in ano syndrome seen in smart people who convince themselves that the Democrats are are the answer.

Stay in shape. We'll need some good men when the post election riots begin.

7 posted on 04/13/2012 3:34:21 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great! Let’s ALL get diabetes!


8 posted on 04/13/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m actually considering raising Scottish Highland steer, probably two at a time. I found a place that does slaughtering and will even pick them up for me. $65 per head plus the packaging cost per pound (around 60 cents or so). I already have livestock guardian dogs. I figure I’ll have my own beef supply within a couple years. If anyone here is knowledgable about such things I’d love to talk to you.


9 posted on 04/13/2012 3:40:29 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: JMS

Ummmm...you know that this site and broadcasting is paid for by The US Government (i.e., you), right?


10 posted on 04/13/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

***In fact, the study says meat consumption in the developed should be cut by 50 percent per person by 2050.***

I promise that by 2050, I will eat 50% less meat. I’ll be about 98 by then.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is the biggest bunch of Bullshite I have ever seen and is straight out of a liberals warped mind no doubt.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 4:15:44 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
If anyone here is knowledgable about such things I’d love to talk to you.

I don't know first hand but I had a friend who tried it about 20 years ago with 3 beef cattle. He said it was a royal pain in the a$$ and after that he was going to the store to buy his beef like everybody else.

My friend also held down a full time job and said if he were retired it would be different.

13 posted on 04/13/2012 4:26:12 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: irishtenor
I promise that by 2050, I will eat 50% less meat. I’ll be about 98 by then

I'll be 105 and we can get together for a picnic of mashed potatoes and stewed prunes.

14 posted on 04/13/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: ottbmare

YEP...diabetes....SOME people NEED more PROTEIN and LESS Carbs....but, alas, even some conservatives want everyone to eat the same!


15 posted on 04/13/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Look for Obama to divert some big loans to the folks who make Beano...


16 posted on 04/13/2012 4:35:11 PM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Graybeard58

Yes, I don’t have 2-3 acres of grass to feed them naturally, well I do but it’s currently wooded. Hay around here looks to be around $5 a bale and they can tackle at least one a day. That’s considerable money. This is supposed to save me money but will it?

If I can clear two acres and grow grass for one and stagger them, only then would it really make sense. Buying hay inhales with great velocity...


17 posted on 04/13/2012 4:41:33 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: lurk

“Climate change? People still believe that stuff?”

I don’t really even know what I’m supposed to believe in, anyway. “Global warming” or “a new Ice Age” I can wrap my head around, but “climate change”? What the heck does that mean? Everything and anything, presumably. Reminds me of a snatch of dialogue from The Sopranos (paraphrasing):

Tony “Any changes coming to the market?”

Wall Street Guy “The market’s always changing.”


18 posted on 04/13/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t Methane a greenhouse gas ... and they want us to eat more veggies and cereals? I think I can smell a flaw in their logic.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 5:22:47 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dr Davidson has a criminal mind.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 5:25:43 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Graybeard58

Don’t forget the gravy.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

22 posted on 04/13/2012 9:31:07 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Graybeard58
"...'ll be 105 and we can get together for a picnic of mashed potatoes and stewed prunes..."

Man. How many CowFartUnits is THAT going to be equivalent to?

23 posted on 04/13/2012 9:33:35 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: facedown

Do these people actually think anyone takes them seriously? Or do they even read what they spout or write?

Talk about the dumbing down of America~~~


24 posted on 04/14/2012 12:47:05 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Peter from Rutland

I grew up on a cattle ranch. What do want to know? I’m not familiar with a Scottish Highland steer, but if you want good meat, an ordinary Angus or Hereford, are more than adequate.

You mention about having your own beef supply within a couple of years, I hope you weren’t thinking of using a steer for breeding.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 12:50:52 AM PDT by jayrunner
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