On Sunday, we learned that one of the best things we can do for Mother Gaia is to keep the sizes of our families at a minimum. In the final analysis, a human being is nothing more than a CO2 generator on legs.
Today's lesson in Saving the Planet comes from Britain, where the Lord High Poo-Bah of Climate Change, Lord Stern of Brentford, has declared:
“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.”
Save the Planet. Eat your arugula.
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.
Hold on. If we eat less beef, pork and poultry, we'll be eating a lot more beans, broccoli and cabbage, and producing a heck of a lot more methane ourselves. Since each fart is worth 23 times its weight in carbon dioxide, won't we be accelerating Global Warming?