This isn’t about climate in the slightest, is it?

Men’s meaty diets are responsible for 40% more climate-heating emissions than those of women, according to a UK study.

The research also found a quarter of diet-related emissions were from “optional” food and drink, such as coffee, alcohol, cakes and sweets. The scientists said policies to encourage sustainable diets should focus on plant-based foods but switching drinks and cutting down on sweet snacks presented further opportunities.

Got to get back to working on that multiperson lamppost…..

32 thoughts on “This isn’t about climate in the slightest, is it?”

  1. There’s no need for violence, just stop giving them money. That way they would have to get a real job and leave us all in peace.

  2. Food production causes 30% of greenhouse gas emissions

    If you add up all the % from the various industries allegedly most to blame for greenhouse gas emissions, you soon get above 100%….

    I was struck by the photo used to illustrate the article, a rather odd mix of steak, fried eggs, sauté potatoes and toast….

  3. From the article:
    “Another recent study found that men’s spending on goods caused 16% more emissions than women’s, despite the sum of money being very similar, mostly due to higher spending on petrol and diesel for cars.”

    I normally fill the car up, and my wife asks me to. That’s because we both think I’m better able to deal with the small but significant risks associated with rapey men and lairy teenagers in garages late at night.

  4. Breakfast of champions (tho’ often called “cowboy” or some such). Steak and eggs w/hash browns/country potatoes and toast, coffee, juice.

  5. @Sam Vara – good point, men are more likely to require and thus fuel up the car on behalf of the household, which is ignored.

    @Stonyground – we should not forget to tell these people to fuck off. At every opportunity and make sure we let our elected representatives know that they also need to fuck right off with this nonsense.

  6. In my growing up days, a ‘cowboy’ was an egg and bacon sarnie, with red AND brown sauce. Boy, we were pushing the envelope.

    And yeah, Damian can take his made up bullshit and fuck right off.

  7. Pot and kettle (plus a soupcon of jealousy probably).
    If Lucy Burton is the same as virtually every other green preacher on the planet she would do well to look at HER carbon footprint first before lecturing others. Don’t like fossil fuels, don’t use them or any and all derivatives.

  8. Of course coffee is optional; it tastes like water run through campfire leavings. Now tea on the other hand…

  9. All funding for this kind of research should be exclusively private. Anyone providing taxpayers money for it should face disciplinary action up to and including loss of job and pension. These people are a danger to themselves and others and ideally should be facing a permanent ‘lockdown’ along the lines of the ones Germany and Austria have implemented for the unvaccinated

  10. “a quarter of diet-related emissions were from “optional” food and drink, such as coffee, alcohol, cakes and sweets.”

    I wonder how consumption of cakes, sweets, and chocolate breaks down between sexes?

    Are they sure they want to go down this road? What about central heating? In my experience women are always cold and want the heating turned up a bit. When’s the campaign to get them to put on a jumper?

  11. When’s the campaign to get them to put on a jumper?

    In my house, it has been a long campaign. A campaign that appears to be turning into a war of attrition that is a war to the death.

  12. @Ted S,

    It was an advertising campaign by Heinz (an American company) in the 1950s.

    What about that scene in Blazing Saddles? Perhaps they had no bacon!

    Americans, apparently, don’t fart – or if they do, don’t blame it on the beanz.

  13. Mohavie @ 10.18, a work colleague spent a holiday in Hong Kong and brought back some Lapsang Souchong. I tried it. It tasted exactly like your description of coffee.

    I don’t drink much coffee personally. Foreign muck. I prefer good old English tea, from China, India or Ceylon.

  14. “Of course coffee is optional; it tastes like water run through campfire leavings. ”
    I’ve drunk American coffee, MG. I feel your pain. (It’s worse than Brit coffee!)

  15. “What kind of person thinks coffee, alcohol and chocolate are optional?”

    Those who will always have them and all the meat etc they can eat.

    And don’t give a rats arse if plebs are sunk lower than whaleshite so long as middle class Marxists lifestyle is kept going.

    Of course it wont be. Luckily they are losing badly. Hence all the talk of “compulsion”. Bring your desperation on motherfuckers.

  16. ““sustainable diets should focus on plant-based foods”: what, like alcohol and coffee?”

    and chocolate, and sugar, and …

  17. ““sustainable diets should focus on plant-based foods”: what, like alcohol and coffee? and chocolate, and sugar, and …

    No, they mean turnips.

  18. Blockquote> was struck by the photo used to illustrate the article, a rather odd mix of steak, fried eggs, sauté potatoes and toast….

    You mean breakfast?

  19. I grew up on a standard meat and potatoes diet, but as my wife generally controls the grocery shopping we do eat a lot less meat than I did as a youth. A steak has become a treat. But an article like that in the Guardian puts me in the mood for a treat. And a cup of coffee with, perhaps, a dash of whiskey.

  20. When they use the term ‘sustainable’ they don’t mean sustainable for people.

    Perhaps we could ask force all those near starving people in the third world, to change their eating habits to something that the comfortable, fat, energy rich people in the West promoting ‘sustainable’ are pushing.

    To quote the great George Carlin: “the planet’s fine, it’s the humans who are fucked”.

  21. Remember two things

    Net Zero means more for them, less for us

    Secondly, all of this is just their desire to crush people. They simply hate ordinary people. They’re not just Malthusians, they are sadistic Malthusians.

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