Oct 27 2009
Being a systems engineer I think in terms of Hardware and Software, and the often forgotten Meatware – the human operator. Its a bit of a sick engineer joke (not meant to disparage), but I never claimed to be a guiding beacon of morality.
Anyway, I bring this history up as a way to introduce another Stupid Anthropogenic Warming Alarmist Trick (SA-WAT?):
In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: â€œMeat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the worldâ€™s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.â€
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.
Well, at least someone finally admitted that animals, by the simple act of Â being alive, are a major producer of gases some believe can cause a green house effect (yet to be proven folks, just a hypothesis at the moment). The thing to take away from this as these alarmists go after those filthy exhaling (CO2) and farting (Methane) animals, humans are naturally on the list.
The dirty little mathematical secret the alarmists don’t want to admit is that in order to reach their proposed levels of CO2 emissions we would have to cut the world’s population probably in half and turn into Luddites (those who shun modern technology).
We are, after all, made up of ‘meat’.