The environmentalists are at it again, now led by Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who wants to save the planet from global warming by turning us all into vegetarians. Meat production, you see, produces methane (via gassy animals), which is a "greenhouse gas" said to be 23 times worse than carbon monoxide.
Right now, Pachauri is only "suggesting" one meat-free day each week, but that is only the beginning. He wants us all to then "decrease it from there." As a mere suggestion, this is no big deal, but here's the scary part . . . advocacy groups are calling "for governments to lead campaigns to reduce meat consumption by 60 percent by 2020."
We don't need the government campaigning for and eventually mandating vegetarianism. This is still America - let's keep it that way!
Dr. Pachauri's background is interesting and worth knowing . . .
He was Al Gore's co-recipient of last year's Nobel Peace Prize. (You can judge a man by the company he keeps.)
You might think that as the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Pachauri's doctorate would be in planetary or some physical science, right? Nope. It's in economics.
And, here's the most interesting part of his background in the context of advocating vegetarianism . . . he's a Hindu and already practices vegetarianism for religious reasons. Is there some covert proselytizing going on here?
Instead of converting to vegetarianism, I'm seriously thinking of converting to meatatarianism . . . Wendy's anyone? (Too bad they closed them all in this market.)