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Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet

Posted By admin On October 27, 2009 @ 5:06 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Robin Pagnamenta
London Times [1]
Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2009

People will need to turn 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.

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[4] Veggies are wrong and eating less meat will NOT save planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/veggies-are-wrong-and-eating-less-meat-will-not-save-planet.html

[5] Stern: Rich nations will have to forget about growth to stop climate change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stern-rich-nations-will-have-to-forget-about-growth-to-stop-climate-change.html

[6] ‘Stop eating meat to save the planet from global warming’, Health Secretary tells Britons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stop-eating-meat-to-save-the-planet-from-global-warming-health-secretary-tells-britons.html

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