It was only a matter of time. Those cows you’re eating? They’re worse than driving a car! You pig!
Producing 2.2lb of beef generates as much greenhouse gas as driving a car non-stop for three hours, it was claimed yesterday.
Japanese scientists used a range of data to calculate the environmental impact of a single purchase of beef.
Taking into account all the processes involved, they said, four average sized steaks generated greenhouse gases with a warming potential equivalent to 80.25lb of carbon dioxide.
That means that 2.2lb of beef is responsible for greenhouse gas emissions which have the same effect as the carbon dioxide released by an ordinary car travelling at 50 miles per hour for 155 miles, a journey lasting three hours. The amount of energy consumed would light a 100-watt bulb for 20 days.
And, don’t forget, every time you eat a salad, you’re removing all of those CO2 removing plants from the ground, causing more global warming! You fascist!
In fact, by eating plants and exhaling CO2, you’re destroying the world, so just go ahead an off yourself, you anti-environmentalist!
Me, I’m going to stop eating. That way I can balance out my CO2 generation with preserving CO2 scrubbing plants! I’m not a pig fascist anti-environmentalist!