The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from the United Nations presented a recommendation on March 31, 2014, that may well be the death knell for climate change prevention efforts in the United States.
The recommended solution is a 75 percent reduction in meat and dairy product consumption.
In an effort to maintain global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, the IPCC recommends a reduction in the consumption of meat and dairy products based on work conducted by Fredrik Hedenus from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and colleagues.
The researchers considered the cost of petroleum products to produce livestock, the amounts of nitrogen containing fertilizer that is required to grow feed for livestock, and the methane produced by livestock.
The trend in the world is toward a high meat and dairy diet. The researchers indicate that livestock production will account for half of the agricultural contribution to global warming by 2050 and that dairy product production will account for 25 percent of agricultural contribution to global warming by 2050.
The expectation that the U. S. consumer is going to give up meat and dairy products to “save the planet” is almost as ridiculous as attempting to force obese people through legislation to give up high-calorie soft drinks to prevent health problems.
This plan by the U. N. is just what the global warming deniers in the U. S. have been waiting for.