Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by editor, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I expect this thread will be littered with the usual daft comparisons and anti-veggie stuff but the research has come up with the same conclusion as before and it's plain and simple: stop eating so much fucking meat.

    Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown
     
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  2. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Not disputing the problem, but isn’t there something in the FAQ’s about repeat threads when you could add it to the last one? :confused:
     
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    We need to talk about cotton too
     
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  4. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    I think that probably comes under “daft comparisons”. :)
     
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  5. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    Not really. The amount of water needed to produce cotton is frightening.

    I’m not going to give up meat, I am cutting down.
     
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  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Cotton did for the aral sea, takes something like 1500 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans, plus environmental damage from dye production. So no, not a daft comparison
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a different study and important enough to warrant another thread given that, like it's only the future of the planet were talking about.
     
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  8. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    What about flying. Should we each be allotted a number of flying points a year? If we don’t use them, we can sell them? I am being serious. It will end up with a rich doing the most flying... just like now.
     
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  9. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I ate meat tonight and I still can't get it out from between my teeth!

    If my eating 50% as much meat as I do now would make a difference I would do it.
     
  10. High Voltage

    High Voltage In the top 97% of Urban's most interesting posters

    I used to be pretty much omnivorous all the time, equating to 21 meals a week

    Now I reckon I'm well over 50% veggie. I've tried one vegan meal but that's a step too far for me at the moment I may readdress at some time in the future
     
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  11. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    A slow down in capitalism/ materialism and the throw away society pushed upon us needs looking at too.
     
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  12. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    My response to this is 'OK'. I've got no beef with reducing my meat intake (see what I did there?). As long as I don't have to give it up completely. Is fish included in this?

    There's a lot of people who will say fuck off though.
     
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  13. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    Been introducing vegan meals back into my diet and using oat milk on my breakfast now. Not sure I can manage to love black coffee - but at least I've cut the lattes out now. Other half loves meat so I think it'll be a while before I cut it out entirely but I'm well on my way now.
     
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  14. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    I was being sarcastic. ;)
     
  15. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    If it confirms the previous study, it seems like it would be worth adding to the other thread. Weight of accumulated data and all that...
     
  16. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Fish should absolutely be included in this, and probably has to be given what even more overfishing would result in.
     
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  17. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Was talking about this and wealth distribution to a mate the other day - he was talking about some research showing that the consumption of the richest 1%, if cut to something closer to the average, would get us two thirds of the way to the necessary cut in emissions all by itself.

    Will have to find out what that was...

    Edit: he did also mention that meat production is a really big problem
     
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  18. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    According to this, there are more effective ways of reducing your carbon footprint, such as not going on long haul flights.

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  20. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

  21. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    A source for that would be good. Looks like it is assuming relatively rich high-consumers.
     
  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    You're better off not eating anything
     
  23. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Enormous report on the need for urgent action across the board to cut CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions and this is the best this place can come up with. :facepalm:
     
  24. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    You're quite welcome to dip your toe in if you have better ideas. :)
     
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  25. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

  26. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

  27. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    There's evidence that they have used dioxin for those purposes:

    Viktor Yushchenko - Wikipedia
     
  28. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Oh, sure - not disputing that they’re nasty.
     
  29. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Not on the level of the most toxic chemical known, though.

    Putin is such a double-plus hardbastard that he gets it injected into his face. :eek:
     
  30. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    the first cat i ever took care of was named Cotton 2.
    i never met her predecessor, Cotton (1).
     
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