The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is headed by a vegetarian. IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri highlighted the importance of lifestyle changes to help slow down global warming. And what changes should we make? He encourages all of us to 1) Don’t eat meat 2) Ride a bicycle or walk 3) Purchase only things we really need
Mr Pachauri admitted that the IPCC was afraid to encourage lifestyle changes earlier, but they are saying it now. Regarding the eating of meat, he says “Please eat less meat — meat is a very carbon intensive commodity,” and “consuming large quantities of meat is also bad for one’s health.”
This is a significant statement considering that so many important public officials choose to conveniently forget about how eating meat affects global warming. Most don’t mention it because they are afraid of looking hypocritical since they eat meat themselves, or they don’t want to say anything bad about the immensely powerful meat industry.