Sunday, September 7, 2008

Climate expert urges radical shift in diet

UN Says Eat Less Meat To Curb Global Warming

Climate expert urges radical shift in diet

by Juliette Jowit

People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer

[A joint of beef. (Photograph/Alamy)]
A joint of beef. (Photograph/Alamy)
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.

His comments are the most controversial advice yet provided by the panel on how individuals can help tackle global warning. More >>>