Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thump Day

I have to get crankin' one TWO scripts due this morning at Fig, so just the quiz today...


Yesterday, I asked...

"The chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently said people could help tackle global warming if they only did what one day a week?"

18% said "Sat and did nothing"
- If this were the case, than I am doing more than Al Gore to tackle global warming.

7% said "Had protected sex"
- I wish I had protected sex, because my sex life has been on the endangered species list for awhile. You know what I mean? Yah!

7% said "Only walked to get around"
- Those aren't homeless people, they're environmental activists.

68% got it right with "Avoided eating meat"

According to The Guardian, 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

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.

Pachauri, who was re-elected the panel's chairman for a second six-year term last week, said diet change was important because of the huge greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental problems - including habitat destruction - associated with rearing cattle and other animals. It was relatively easy to change eating habits compared to changing means of transport, he said.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation has estimated that meat production accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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

I find it odd that this is regarded as the most controversial thing he could say about reducing the effects of climate change. People, in general, are fine with doing something as long as they don't have to change anything about their lifestyle. We breed cows and pigs like they were rats. They're huge animals who eat a lot and fart a lot. Reduce the demand and you reduce the supply.

Or we could just try to eat them all out of extinction, but I think our colons would expire before they did.

This cow looks like she's trying really hard to hold it in. I hope it doesn't make the milk taste funny.