'Stop eating lamb and drinking beer if you want to save the planet'

'Stop eating lamb and drinking beer if you want to save the planet'

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    'Stop eating lamb and drinking beer if you want to save the planet'

    Eating less lamb and drinking fewer pints of beer will help save the planet, according to a Government adviser

    'Stop eating lamb and drinking beer if you want to save the planet' - Telegraph

    Diners are being encouraged to eat more pork and chicken instead, as they produce fewer carbon emissions.

    A Government-sponsored study into greenhouse gases has found that producing 2.2lbs of lamb was the equivalent of releasing 37lbs of carbon dioxide.


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    Power plants could store carbon dioxide under North SeaOther foods such as tomatoes only produce 20lbs of CO2 while potatoes release about 1lb of CO2 for each 2.2lbs of food.

    Lamb produces so much carbon dioxide because sheep belch so much methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Cows are also damaging, releasing the equivalent of 35lbs of CO2 per 2.2lbs. Previous studies have shown that a herd of 200 cows can produce annual emissions of methane - roughly equivalent to driving a family car more than 100,000 miles on more than four gallons of petrol.

    The study also found that alcoholic drinks contribute significantly to emissions, with the growing and processing of hops and malt into beer and whisky producing 1.5 per cent of Britain's greenhouse gases.

    "Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions," said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.

    Mr Kennedy, who says he has stopped eating doner kebabs because they contain lamb, added: "We are not saying that everyone should become vegetarian or give up drinking but moving towards less carbon intensive foods will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve health."

    The climate committee is analysing emissions from farming and is set to suggest measures to reduce them.

    The Carbon Trust, a government-funded firm, is working with food and drink companies to calculate the "carbon footprints" of products.

    Britain is committed to cutting greenhouse gases by 80 per cent by 2050.

    More than a third of all methane emissions in the country is produced by farm animals. By volume, methane is 20 times more powerful at trapping solar energy than carbon dioxide.
    I propose that we all should eat purely synthetic food from now on with water... like some lab rats from now on, because like the primitive people of the past, farming hurts the planet and since we are killing polar bears and pengwin babies with our love of meat and beer, we ALL need to make a change, but it's a change for the better.
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    Wow, this hoax has went way too far. I'm glad to see we have our eyes on the prize!

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    I don't eat lamb.

    I only have an occasional beer.

    Hoax after hoax on this "we-are-ruining-the-planet" stuff just is getting old.
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    - roughly equivalent to driving a family car more than 100,000 miles on more than four gallons of petrol.
    What?!?!?!?!
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    If the survival of Earth depends on me giving up beer, the planet is in a world of hurtin'.
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    How much carbon is released if a greenie is bar-b-cued?

    Need lots of BBQ sauce, that tofu gives the meat a horrible flavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    If the survival of Earth depends on me giving up beer, the planet is in a world of hurtin'.
    An astroid could not distroy the planet let alot kill all life (though one can have more power than ALL the nuclear weapons on earth combined!) but beer drinkers and meat eats will distroy it... people actually believe this and there are one or 2 in my own family... one person even thinks people should be able to controll the weather by now!
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    Sorry, but Im just tired of these outright lies. Ive done my homework, in the 70's we were cooling, now its warming. Neither is true, its purely an agenda to control. If I have one more person glare at me and say Im "killing the planet" for driving a car that was made in 1987,I will be sorely tempted to put bleach in their engine block.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I only eat soylent green. That way, I can be assured my carbon footprint is zero.
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    and here I had 4 beers over the 3 day weekend.
    what a shame. time to get more beer and increase my footprint.
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    I'll give up a lot of things and make some sacrifices for the good of myself and man. However alcohol (and especially beer) are not on the negotiating table. To quote the great Homer (Simpson that is)...Alcochol. The solution to (and cause of) all of lifes problems.
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    If I can't eat good red meat or drink beer, I just don't care what happens to the planet.......
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    I say again. First we're cooling, now we're warming. If science in 30 years can completely switch, then perhaps they dont have a clue on what they are talking about and there is a agenda behind it.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    SAVING THE PLANET ???

    The planet was there millions of years before mankind started to walk on 2 instead of 4.

    The planet will be there million of years after mankind has disappeared.

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    My carbon footprint is bigger than your sisters hienie!
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