In the latest freak-out over climate change, on Thursday, all three broadcast networks warned of a new “alarming” United Nations report predicting threats to the global food supply and practically demanded that people become vegetarians to reduce methane emissions by cows. The coverage might as well have been delivered by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “Sounding the alarm. The disturbing new international report just out this morning that says climate change will threaten the world’s food supply and the window to stop it is rapidly closing,” co-host Savannah Guthrie melodramatically announced at the top of NBC’s Today show Thursday morning. In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Anne Thompson fretted: “...we’re cutting down the gifts nature gives us to absorb carbon dioxide...by cutting down forests and rainforests.” Guthrie proclaimed: “I mean, it’s a real wake-up call. It’s very alarming. There is … [Read more...] about Nets Hype Climate HYSTERIA: Save the Planet, Stop Eating Meat!
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Presenter Chris Packham is having a whale of a time filming Blue Planet Live, even enjoying being ‘snotted’ on by the enormous mammals. He’s on the hunt for blue whales and Sunday is his last chance to find one on the BBC1 show. Chris is in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula assessing the health of our oceans, along with co-presenters Steve Backshall in the Bahamas and Liz Bonnin in Australia. Sadly they’ve found more evidence our seas are polluted with plastic and rubbish, killing precious marine life, and yet another nail in the coffin for our planet. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here, Chris explains his 10 point plan on how you can help save the planet... 1. Think about your diet Reconnect to the natural world through what you eat. Not everyone needs to be Sir David Attenborough and not everyone needs to be obsessed with wildlife. But everyone does need to realise that we’re constantly taking from the natural world through the resources we use … [Read more...] about Blue Planet Live’s Chris Packham on 10 ways you can save the planet
Do we all need to go vegetarian? Or vegan? Our food makes up something like a quarter of our greenhouse gas footprint, and at the same time as cutting this we need to feed a growing population better than we are doing now, while rescuing our haemorrhaging biodiversity and avoiding an antibiotics crisis. There is no escaping the clear evidence that humans need to reduce their meat – especially beef and lamb – as well as dairy consumption. When we feed a soya bean to a cow, we get back only about 10% of the nutrition in beef, and it comes with a hefty dose of methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) and very likely some deforestation. But there is no requirement for us to go all the way to either vegetarianism or veganism – it is all about the proportions. We do not even need to make all the changes overnight. We just need to start chipping away so that the proportions in our diets change radically over the next 10 or so years. And most of us can use this as an opportunity … [Read more...] about Don’t know how to save the planet? This is what you can do
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 16, 2019, 11:43 PM GMT / Updated Jan. 18, 2019, 4:44 PM GMT By Here’s what to eat to save yourself and the planet: less meat and sugar, more fruits and vegetables, a global commission of experts says in a new report out Wednesday. If everyone on the planet switched to a diet 50 percent lower in red meat and sugar than the average western diet, and much heavier in fruits and vegetables, about 11 million fewer people would die prematurely every year, the commission calculates. How do we explain the urgency of climate change? Dec. 21, 2018 10:31 And it would help save the planet, by forcing agriculture over to more sustainable methods that would pollute less and add less to global warming and climate change, the EAT-Lancet Commission said. “Current diets are pushing the Earth beyond its planetary … [Read more...] about Planetary diet: Save the planet and lives by eating less meat, more vegetables
It has been known for a while that the amount of animal products being eaten is bad for both the welfare of animals and the environment. People cannot consume 12.9bn eggs in the UK each year without breaking a few. But the extent of the damage, and the amount by which people need to cut back, is now becoming clearer. On Wednesday, the Lancet medical journal published a study that calls for dramatic changes to food production and the human diet, in order to avoid “catastrophic damage to the planet”. The study sets out the targets for a daily diet to “place consumption within the boundaries of the planet”. They include a reduction in red meat consumption of more than 50%, and a doubling of the intake of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes. “But in specific places the changes are stark. North Americans need to eat 84% less red meat but six times more beans and lentils. For Europeans, eating 77% less red meat and 15 times more nuts and seeds meets the … [Read more...] about Could flexitarianism save the planet?