“The climate- ecological- and health crisis are all interlinked. But we no longer see the links between them.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 23, 2021
I would like to connect the dots. Because let’s face it – if we don’t change, we are f*cked.”#ForNature @MercyForAnimals @TomMustill pic.twitter.com/ieJ45qGGv5
How dare you eat that steak, peasant.
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood.
“Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has set her sights on changing how the world produces and consumes food in order to counteract a trio of threats: carbon emissions, disease outbreaks and animal suffering.
In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, Thunberg said the environmental impact of farming as well as disease outbreaks such as COVID-19, which is believed to have originated from animals, would be reduced by changing how food was produced.
“Our relationship with nature is broken. But relationships can change,” Thunberg said in the video marking the International Day of Biological Diversity.
A focus on agriculture and linking the climate crisis to health pandemics is a new angle for Thunberg who has typically focused her ire on policy-makers and carbon emissions from fossil fuels. …”
What is Joe Biden going to do now?
Greta Thunberg and progressive activists are forcing the issue of pressuring the masses to forsake meat eating to cut carbon emissions. I doubt that polarizing the electorate along the climatarian / meat eating axis is going to work out well for climate change activists though.
This video is bullshit on so many different levels. Animal cruelty concerns have nothing to do with climate change or pandemics. The origin of COVID is hotly disputed and hasn’t been established. The emergence of HIV and Zika and Ebola and other novel viruses has nothing to do with industrial animal agriculture. Virtually all influenza viruses come from China. Pandemics are also a natural phenomena. We’re not running out of land in the United States. Finally, the climate has always changed across history.
“The White House’s national climate adviser, Gina McCarthy, responded on Sunday to claims made by Republicans that President Biden’s climate plan includes a ban on red meat, concluding that “we’re all in a lotta trouble” if people think consuming less meat is the “entire solution to climate change.”
In an “Axios on HBO” interview that aired Sunday, journalist Mike Allen asked McCarthy why the “completely made-up notion” pushed by “right-wing media” that Biden was “coming for your hamburgers” took off.
McCarthy, who previously served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Obama, took the question as an opportunity to hit Republicans for having a “very losing argument.” …”
Emmanuel Macron is forging ahead on the issue in France with an election coming up next year and even after the precedent of the Yellow Vests uprising.
“PARIS — Less meat in French cafeterias. Bans on short-distance flights. Gas heaters on cafe terraces would be outlawed.
As President Emmanuel Macron moves to make France a global champion in the fight against climate change, a wide-ranging environmental bill passed by the French National Assembly this month promises to change the way the French live, work and consume.
It would require more vegetarian meals at state-funded canteens, block expansion of France’s airports and curb wasteful plastics packaging. Polluters could be found guilty of “ecocide,” a new offense carrying jail terms of up to 10 years for destroying the environment. If Mr. Macron gets his way, the fight against climate change would even be enshrined in the French constitution through a referendum. …”
Nanny Bloomberg is pushing the line here that elite tastemakers should make beef the new coal. It is always something with these people. Give them an inch and they will take a mile.
“If this continues — and the Boston Consulting Group and Kearney believe the trend is global and growing — beef could be the new coal, shunned by elite tastemakers over rising temperatures and squeezed by increasingly cheap alternatives.
“Beef is under a whole lot of pressure,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communications. “It was the shift in market forces that was the death knell for coal. And it’s the same thing here. It’s going to be the shift in consumer tastes and preferences, not some regulation.” …”
Go for it.
There will be a populist backlash in Middle America that will dwarf the Yellow Vests in France.