Skip to comments.Burping of the lambs blows roast off menu (UK Climate Authorities Warn of "High Carbon" Sheep!)
Posted on 05/23/2009 4:24:27 PM PDT by GOPGuide
GIVE up lamb roasts and save the planet. Government advisers are developing menus to combat climate change by cutting out high carbon food such as meat from sheep, whose burping poses a serious threat to the environment.
Out will go kebabs, greenhouse tomatoes and alcohol. Instead, diners will be encouraged to consume more potatoes and seasonal vegetables, as well as pork and chicken, which generate fewer carbon emissions.
Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions, said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.
Kennedy has stopped eating his favourite doner kebabs because they contain lamb.
A government-sponsored study into greenhouse gases found that producing 2.2lb of lamb released the equivalent of 37lb of carbon dioxide.
The problem is because sheep burp so much methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Cows are only slightly better behaved. The production of 2.2lb of beef releases methane equivalent to 35lb of CO2 Tomatoes, most of which are grown in heated glasshouses, are the most carbon-intensive vegetable, each 2.2lb generating more than 20lb of CO2 Potatoes, in contrast, release only about 1lb of CO2 for each 2.2lb of food. The figures are similar for most other native fruit and vegetables.
We are not saying that everyone should become vegetarian or give up drinking but moving towards less carbon intensive foods will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve health, said Kennedy.
The climate committee is analysing emissions from farming and will suggest measures to reduce them. However, it has concluded that people will have to change their habits.
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Stupid people. All the more for those of us who like it.
Lamb is, by far and away, the nicest meat available for the barbecue. Unless it’s beef. Chicken. Don’t forget pork! And shrimps. And...
Algore is NOT going to tell me what I shall and shall not eat.
Commitee on climate change.
Well he got this government job and he has to say something.
Can we waterboard these nuts?
If they took into consideration the amount of carbon and other emissions I have from eating some vegetables, they wouldn’t even think about this stupid stuff. Geez...
Never have cared for lamb. Tastes too much like goat...and them goats are ALREADY on my list...
I was indentured slave labor with the rest of my cousins on my Aunt’s dairy farm each summer. I milked the goats. I hate goats. Smelly, evil, vile critters!
Lamb is oily to me. A small bite of it will grow and grow in my mouth with every chew!
Mr. David Kennedy is invited to kiss my skinny, pasty white ass.
Looks like I'll be adding sheep to the menagerie. Just to piss 'em off.
I'm not apologizing, and I'm not retracting. I'm done. I'm the bastard that makes things work. If they think they can get along without me, fine. 'Eff 'em.
Your lifestyle will change, David Kennedy....
The poor people in central America eat rice and beans 3 times a day. In order to cut co2 emissions we should just kill all of them, no fooling around. That’s damn near what these idiots are suggesting.
These co2 loons are perfect candidates for assisted suicide. Which is what they ought to do if they really and truly believe the moronic tripe they spew.
I’d be too embarrassed to show my face in public if I was as stupid as these people are.
It will eventually be necessary to do away with people who are this sick.
These people are so damn nuts that squirrels are actually migrating toward them.
I had to make sure this was not the Onion. What about the sheep farmers? Make some and break some on this high-fallutin’ IDIOCY.
There goes NZ’s entire economy...
“Neighbor’s goats got me through the winter.”
Did you want to re-think that statement? LOL!
I mean, I KNOW how hard the winters are up here in The Great White North, but really. Dude. Have some PRIDE! There have GOT to be some women in town; local tavern, bowling alley, the trading post, etc. LOL! :)
Besides, I took a vow of celibacy, so goats or chicks from the bowling ally... I can't afford a date, and I wouldn't anyway. Either way.
But dead goats made great chili that kept me alive. The squirrels were mostly won-ton soup kind of things.
WE ARE A CARBON BASED LIFE FORM ON PLANET EARTH.
IT IS NOT HARMFUL.
IT IS BENEFICIAL TO ALL LIVE ON PLANET EARTH.
It takes tremendous effort to be this stupid.
Beef: Its whats for dinner.....
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