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UN Say Eat Less Meat to Curb Global Warming
The Observer ^ | 09-07-08 | Juliette Jowit

Posted on 09/07/2008 7:40:59 AM PDT by Federalist Society

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.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; co2; environment; foodsupply; globalwarming; greenhousegases; methane; un
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1 posted on 09/07/2008 7:40:59 AM PDT by Federalist Society
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To: Federalist Society

It was just a matter of time . . .


2 posted on 09/07/2008 7:41:29 AM PDT by Federalist Society
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To: Federalist Society

Good thing I ate a bacon Cheeseburger before this came out...


3 posted on 09/07/2008 7:42:33 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (Running isnt a plan:Running is what you do when a plan fails.)
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To: Federalist Society

I refuse to eat anything without a face!


4 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:16 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (WE WILL NOT DISARM!!!)
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To: Federalist Society
Junk Science...


5 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:19 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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So Dr Rajendra Pachauri isn't from ... France or Spain??
6 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:32 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Federalist Society

NoGrayZone Says UN Should Shut Up And Get Out Of Her Country. Story developing......


7 posted on 09/07/2008 7:43:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (NObama is the face of evil.)
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To: Federalist Society

me thinks I’ll do a rib eye steak today


8 posted on 09/07/2008 7:44:54 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Federalist Society

7 billion people eating beans for protein sources will not bode well for global warming either. How do I know? My ex fiancee begged for me to eat meat because she couldn’t handle my vegan flatus.


9 posted on 09/07/2008 7:45:44 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (" ." - Barack Obama.)
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To: Federalist Society

I suggest eating more UN diplomats. That would curb more hot air than anything else of equal volume.

It’s just Aaother Modest Proposal
/sarc


10 posted on 09/07/2008 7:45:46 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: Federalist Society
The reason they want us to eat less meat is that vegetarians become more pacifistic over time. It has to do with hormone levels falling without meats. That way, if we become a vegetarian nation we become a pacifist nation and then are vulnerable.
11 posted on 09/07/2008 7:46:13 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Federalist Society; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


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Another hurl...
12 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:10 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Federalist Society

Well, I was goin to make a chaf salad for dinner tonight (although my salads contain bacon, ham and turkey hehe) — but now I think a Rib Eye on the grill (with lots of SMOKE into the atmosphere), a baked potato and corn on the cob is in order. :-)


13 posted on 09/07/2008 7:48:31 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Federalist Society

I say we put Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC and the UN member delegates on a Fast of 1 week every month. If they can maintain this for a year, we will consider reducing our meat consumption.


14 posted on 09/07/2008 7:52:26 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Federalist Society

15 posted on 09/07/2008 7:53:07 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TypeZoNegative

16 posted on 09/07/2008 7:55:18 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Federalist Society

I’m a “meatatarian”!

Which is fine, given there is NO MAN MADE GLOBAL WARMING!


17 posted on 09/07/2008 7:58:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Our VP has more executive experience than B.O.)
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The canine, for ripping flesh.
18 posted on 09/07/2008 8:03:28 AM PDT by WSGilcrest (Sarahlicious!)
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To: Federalist Society
Hey, a Hindu proclaiming that we eat less meat.
19 posted on 09/07/2008 8:05:56 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Federalist Society

>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.<

So how does this work with Ted Nugent, for example, who eats meat from animals he has hunted? Why does this reduce global warming, if people are eating game?


20 posted on 09/07/2008 8:09:39 AM PDT by Darnright (A penny saved is a government oversight)
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To: Federalist Society
WELL. . .

1. Since global warming is a myth, and. . .

2. With no sunspots indicating a probable Mini-Ice Age , that can mean we CAN do something to save the planet: double portions of meat with every meal.

3. Meat: it's what pisses liberals off. .

21 posted on 09/07/2008 8:15:25 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: mylife

mmm....


22 posted on 09/07/2008 8:15:34 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Federalist Society

They have taken care of everything, from the thoughts you think to the songs you sing.


23 posted on 09/07/2008 8:16:44 AM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: Federalist Society

Sounds like we actually need to QUICKLY eat MORE meat to get rid of all those “methane factories”

Sigh!! The “Nobel Peace Prize” meant something, once upon a time.


24 posted on 09/07/2008 8:17:32 AM PDT by Irxfxs
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To: Federalist Society

Third time posted on Free Republic’s front page. As this is not news, the news must be slow today?


25 posted on 09/07/2008 8:19:39 AM PDT by kcm.org (DRILL LOS ANGELES--DRILL NOW!!!!)
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To: All

More junk science from the mindless Left. Who the hell is Dr Rajendra Pachauri and what are his credentials to speak about climate ?
I’m so sick of all of this.


26 posted on 09/07/2008 8:21:10 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

Isn’t “mindless left” redundant?


27 posted on 09/07/2008 8:23:06 AM PDT by Irxfxs
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To: texas booster

Ron White,the comedian’s line was: If cow flatulance was causing global warming, he was doing what he could to stop it, by eating beef. But he was only one man and could only eat so much himself, one cow at a time.


28 posted on 09/07/2008 8:23:28 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: Federalist Society

I had my triple whopper with cheese yesterday and proud of it. Of course I did over an hour of cardio later...

More meat and CO2 increases!


29 posted on 09/07/2008 8:24:25 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (Liberals believe global warming is the greatest threat and that 9-11 was an inside job. Enough said.)
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To: darkangel82

Juiceahh!


30 posted on 09/07/2008 8:25:58 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TypeZoNegative
vegan flatus

Weren't they an evil enemy on one of the original Star Trek episodes?

31 posted on 09/07/2008 8:27:37 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: Federalist Society
This coming from an organization that KNOWS there are Africans who are eating "mud pies" to stave off hunger pains?? The UN KNOWS that there are children starving in Africa and does nothing about it. The UN has NO COMPASSION (but the leaders line their own pockets with gold) for hungry people the world over.

But the UN thinks "we" should give up meat to help the environmental climate change? When they send food to every starving person in Africa, I'll give up meat.

Actually I eat meat only one or two days a week, if at all. But I'll start eating it more frequently until the UN goes to Africa and feeds all the starving people there.

32 posted on 09/07/2008 8:31:09 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Number of the Beast:"six hundred threescore six." Barack Hussein Obama can translate:"Lucifer.")
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To: Federalist Society

Shouldn’t we be eating MORE beef to eliminate those global polluters?


33 posted on 09/07/2008 8:33:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mylife

Yummy yummy, 2 lbs of steak in my tummy!


34 posted on 09/07/2008 8:34:09 AM PDT by hdstmf
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To: Salgak

Of interest:
I saw a thread on DU about Dutch scientist that claimed they could “grow” meat on a laboratory. “Frankenmeat”

Well Every Vegan on DU admitted that they crave meat and that they only are vegans because they cant bear the thought of “bambi” dying.

They all agreed that “Frankenmeat” was appealing and would snarfle it down in a heartbeat.

Funny, I find the thought repulsive.. and they find the natural way repulsive.

Liberals are deeply conflicted


35 posted on 09/07/2008 8:35:21 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I have always thought that most vegetarians crave moral superiority, but don’t agree with one or more of the ten commandments.


36 posted on 09/07/2008 8:40:00 AM PDT by PrincessB ("I am an expert on my own opinion." - Dave Ramsey)
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“However, 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.’”

Keep it up guys. Let the cats out of the bag about exactly what changes in lifestyles will be mandatory to combat global warming.

Once the people find out exactly what the global bureacracy will require in order to ‘reduce the possibility that the world will be slightly warmer in 100 years’, the quicker this globalony BS will be over.


37 posted on 09/07/2008 8:44:59 AM PDT by DugwayDuke (What's more important? Your principles or supporting the troops? Vote McCain!)
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To: mylife

Yummy, yummy, 2 lbs of steak in my tummy!


38 posted on 09/07/2008 8:46:52 AM PDT by hdstmf
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To: Salgak

EAT MORE MEAT...it drives PETA peeants nuts...


39 posted on 09/07/2008 8:50:07 AM PDT by hdstmf
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To: Federalist Society
new research may have provided evidence, that solar variations have had major effects on the earth's climate as recent as 2,000 years ago.
40 posted on 09/07/2008 8:52:22 AM PDT by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)
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Hey, UN.. I only eat meat once a week now, and it is getting colder already! Don’t really know what would happen if I eliminate one more day. Do you suppose the democrat hell would freeze over?


41 posted on 09/07/2008 8:53:52 AM PDT by chainsaw ( No racist radical Muslims in the WH)
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To: Federalist Society; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has estimated that meat production accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. These are generated during the production of animal feeds, for example, while ruminants, particularly cows, emit methane, which is 23 times more effective as a global warming agent than carbon dioxide. The agency has also warned that meat consumption is set to double by the middle of the century."

If methane is 23 times "more effective as gw agent" than CO2, then conversely CO2 is 23 times LESS effective as a gw agent. So then why are they focusing on CO2, wanting to wreck the US economy to reduce CO2 emissions? And why aren't they supporting nuclear energy, where the reactors do not emit any CO2 or any other "green house gases", occupy a very small "environmental footprint" (unlike windmill farms and solar farms, where you have to cover a huge area to get anything worthwhile)

Their answer to everything is to CONTROL people, NOT to actually solve a problem, IF there is problem.

I guess we should all just go back to the stone age and eat berries off the trees, so we won't cause global warming.

42 posted on 09/07/2008 8:55:16 AM PDT by FocusNexus ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: hdstmf

There’s plenty of room for all of God’s creatures.....right next to the mashed potatoes!


43 posted on 09/07/2008 8:57:02 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Federalist Society; M. Espinola; TigerLikesRooster
Global Warming is Junk Science !

But eating meat sold in supermarkets may be mistake. I used to be a big meat eater. I love big, thick, juicy BBQ steaks and still do.

Then I had a severe stroke that left me paralyzed and disabled. After a very long recovery and years of rehab, my son turned me on to eating raw, fresh veggies. I switched to eating a diet that is almost meat free and using only hormone free milk . . .

Now my BP is 120/70 and my resting heart rate is between 52 and 62. I get out and walk every day for about two hours. There is hope for everybody who wants to improve their life.

Last month I learned something from somebody I respect about the meat departments of most grocery stores. He works for a very large food store chain. He told me that about four years ago he discovered the chain had made new arrangements for disposing of old cardboard boxes. Trucks pick them up for free and haul them away.

Then he told me this outfit shreds the old boxes. Even the heavily wax covered produce boxes are throw into the shredder. The company sprays them with growth hormone and mixes them with other 'garbage food' products: This concoction is sold to ranchers who feed this toxic mishmash to cattle and dairy cows.

The Dept of Agriculture, Meat Inspectors and FDA close their eyes to what is going on.

There is a reason why Americans are so incredibly fat: Growth hormones fed to the animals we love to eat. Now you know why Japan, S. Korea and Europe are banning meat from the U.S. Now you know why they are so p@ssed off at our meat industry.

Don't take my word for it, do some research on your own. I still love good steaks. But I eat only the best prime, range fed beef. And I have cut back on my meat intake dramatically.

Cheers !

44 posted on 09/07/2008 8:58:12 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: CanaGuy

M00se M00se!


45 posted on 09/07/2008 9:10:29 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Federalist Society

People should never eat meat. Ever since I have become a vegetarian, I have felt wonderful. I never get sick and I have lost weight. I became a vegetarian because I feel sorry for the poor animals. Every time I hear about a meat recall, I wonder how anyone could eat meat.


46 posted on 09/07/2008 9:13:51 AM PDT by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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But...if I don't eat meat...I'LL STARVE!!

I'm shutting up now.

47 posted on 09/07/2008 9:17:38 AM PDT by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: Federalist Society

Obviously, the entree at all UN events should be rice and beans.

Until these champagne socialists practice what they preach, they have no business telling anyone how to live.


48 posted on 09/07/2008 9:23:23 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: Federalist Society

That settles it. I just took some steaks out of the freezer for dinner tonight.


49 posted on 09/07/2008 9:28:01 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Federalist Society

Think I’ll grill some steaks this evening. Should be lovely out on the deck.


50 posted on 09/07/2008 9:33:01 AM PDT by Noumenon (Time for Atlas to shrug - and to pick up a gun)
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