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The UN’s Food Police

August 9, 2019

By Paul Homewood


The BBC highlighted the latest IPCC report concerning meat eating.

But as Marc Morano discusses on Fox News, what are the UN going to do to enforce a change in our behaviour?





  1. diogenese2 permalink
    August 9, 2019 7:21 pm

    Is this the moment that the IPCC have “jumped the shark” reached “the bridge too far” or gone “gone full retard”. The most determined drivers of the Global Warming Narrative have been 1) the USA and 2) the EU (specifically Germany) and 3) its most naive followers the Australians. Who are the culturally largest meat eaters in the world? The. Americans, the Germans and , I believe, the Australians are quite fond of a carnivorous outdoor repast.
    The consequences of this social initiative.
    1) you can leave it to the orange man to bring them home to roost
    2) what is the German for “gillette jaune”? I will soon find out as they raise the VAT on meat to 19%.
    3) Will this be, at last, the prod which wakes them from there slumber and kicks them out of bed.
    For us, pray that Gummers bunch of imbeciles jump into the gley and (can we dare hope) Corbin follows them.
    I am sure Boris won’t miss the open goal.

    • Gas Geezer permalink
      August 9, 2019 9:35 pm

      Not sure about Boris, he professes to be full square behind the previous incumbents zero carbon legacy.

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        August 9, 2019 9:56 pm

        BBC PM this afternoon: Running out of puns on the ‘wurst decision’ for meat-eaters. Pathetic attitude to a serious reaction to a pointless solution to a pointless problem. All the BBC could do is go for a laugh about the ‘solution’.

      • diogenese2 permalink
        August 9, 2019 10:03 pm

        His profession is Politician

    • AndyG55 permalink
      August 10, 2019 6:13 am

      ” I believe, the Australians are quite fond of a carnivorous outdoor repast.”

      You bet we are. 🙂

      Nice piece of rump steak for tonight’s dinner.

      I’ll have to do something with it indoors, though..

      … because ITS TOO BL**DY COLD outside !!

  2. Joe Public permalink
    August 9, 2019 7:52 pm

    Someone could probably make a strong case for selective cannibalism.

    • TinyCO2 permalink
      August 9, 2019 10:57 pm

      I have considered going vegan but they still don’t sell them in the super markets.

      • Graeme No.3 permalink
        August 10, 2019 2:19 am

        Of course not. Little food on them once you scrape the dirt off and the smell !!

  3. Schrodinger's Cat permalink
    August 9, 2019 7:58 pm

    Apart from the faithful and true believers, most people will carry on eating what they like.

    In a similar vein, I wonder if the current massive power outage is due to the grid being unable to cope with unreliable green supply? Many have been warning of grid failures for years. On the other hand, the truth may be concealed in case people like me reach cynical conclusions.

  4. August 9, 2019 8:20 pm

    Paul that big pic with a play button is a bit irritating
    cos you click play and it doesn’t
    Lets see if theis Twitter video embeds

    • Graeme No.3 permalink
      August 10, 2019 2:12 am

      video works fine in Australia.

      • August 10, 2019 9:55 am

        I meant the “fake” video at the end of the Paul’s words
        Of course if you click the link below it and go off to the Fox page their video plays there.
        But the Twitter video I posted above works straight away without you having to leave this page

  5. jack broughton permalink
    August 9, 2019 8:24 pm

    I wait with baited breath to see how Nicola sells this madness in Scotland!!

    Even Macron might avoid this one!

  6. August 9, 2019 8:30 pm

    I’m sure I’ll be able to get my neighbour to sneak me the odd chicken, half a lamb and a few joints of beef every few months – oh and the occasional pieces of venison..

  7. Robin Guenier permalink
    August 9, 2019 8:31 pm

    No Paul, the the report wasn’t about meat eating (although the BBC would like us to think so). As Paul Matthews noted in his CliScep article to which you provided a link this morning, it was essentially about land use and management. The nearest it gets (in a very long Summary for Policymakers (41 pages)) to saying something about meat and diet is this:

    “Balanced diets, featuring plant-based foods, such as those based on coarse grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and animal-sourced food produced in resilient, sustainable and low-GHG emission systems, present major opportunities for adaptation and mitigation while generating significant co-benefits in terms of human health. (high confidence).”

    And of course “animal-sourced” refers to more than just meat.

    Click to access 4.-SPM_Approved_Microsite_FINAL.pdf

  8. August 9, 2019 9:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  9. Broadlands permalink
    August 9, 2019 10:35 pm

    Eat plants, not beef? Vegetation sequesters CO2. Biofuels depend on it. Land will be used for “renewable” energy and human agriculture (food), new trees, not to mention housing. How will all this be put together while we are supposed to reduce carbon emissions to a sustainable Net-Zero. Seems like net-zero brain cells may have been reached. High confidence?

  10. diogenese2 permalink
    August 9, 2019 10:36 pm

    Robin, what difference does that make? 48 pages is beyond the capacity of the green commentariat . The spin has already been plugged in to the Meat/ Methane/ 21* CO2 warming mantra that the IPCC have themselves propagated. Do you expect the IPCC to call out this fabrication?

    • Robin Guenier permalink
      August 10, 2019 8:26 am

      You’re right, the fact that the report was not about meat eating won’t get any traction now the MSM has said that it is. The only reason I raised it was that Paul’s headline and opening sentence suggested that he accepted the MSM’s assertion.

      • August 10, 2019 11:06 am

        What the report actually says and what the politicians are two different things.

        We have already seen proposals for a meat tax in Germany, not to mention the nutty Green New Deal in the US.

        I think Morano was spot on.

  11. johnbillscott permalink
    August 9, 2019 11:06 pm

    Meat analogues are highly processed and can adversely affect our health. In the future we are going to die from the results of AGW (floods. fires, coastal drowning of communities, drought, gales, heavy rain and etc. and now we need to add meat analogues. So why bother as China and India are going to accelerate the whole demise of life as we know it. Of course not a peep of over-population.

  12. Athelstan. permalink
    August 10, 2019 6:17 am

    Come on Paul, please, please, please – I want to hear some experts on here, thus, get a post up on the UK NATIONAL grid failure yesterday…………

    I’ll start the ball rolling in my total ignorance……………..and speculating..

    Two outages, on a ‘north sea wind farm’ – no doubt had to shut down because of it being “too windy” and then possibly – a back up failure in a what has been quoted as a Cambridgeshire gas fired electrical generator, East Anglia goes out as do parts of London and a knock on effect on grid in; SW, Midlands and North EAST.

    I don’t know the demand figures ± 33 GW? but really compared to a cold winter’s day – relatively not much.

    Now you may call me a pessimist but these are worrying days for our national ‘treasure’ the grid, are they not?

    • steve permalink
      August 10, 2019 8:29 am

      Gummer’s highly paid experts estimate a winter demand of 150GW and aim to supply 59% of the regular demand from 7500-15000 offshore turbines. They must be confident that it will work, or perhaps not.

      On meat. Euan Mears website has an interesting talk by Alan Savory in which he advises that returning grazing cattle to the land in danger of desertification soon brings back vegetation. Perhaps we need to increase the amount of meat and dairy in order to save the planet.

      • Athelstan. permalink
        August 10, 2019 10:02 am

        Thank you Robin!

        I do feel this is an important story.

    • August 10, 2019 9:59 am

      Athelstan we started discussing it earlier on the previous thread throwing-cold-water-on-extreme-heat-hype
      I guess Paul will put up a special thread later
      We’ve not had an open thread for some time.

      • Athelstan. permalink
        August 10, 2019 10:47 am

        Cheers Stew and there’s this too:

      • john cooknell permalink
        August 10, 2019 11:27 am

        I know a lot about power failure risks on the grid, and their possible causes. But I feel I would bore you within seconds it really is dry technical stuff.

        Suffice to say the Grid was designed for big coal fired generators feeding in at the top and all the consumers lower down. What has happened since we moved away from Coal, is a large number of “Embedded” generators have appeared all over the Network, and this causes technical issues leading to instability risks. The technical issues are largely unsolveable, unless a great deal of money is spent

        These issues are well known and documented, and OFGEM and Government adopt the Ostrich approach, and when things go wrong just blame National Grid when in reality there is little they can do.

  13. Bob permalink
    August 10, 2019 9:15 am

    We are omnivores (flexitarians!). So, we can and will, eat whatever food is availble. In times of surplus this means we can choose from a great variety. As was mentioned above only the committed will limit their diet. Personally I will continue to eat meat as part of my balanced diet. In terms of CO2 which clearly is having no impact on GW, how much do humans contribute to the whole. I could probably work it out but being lazy I am sure there must be this calculation around somewhere. Anyone out there with the answer.

    • Bob permalink
      August 10, 2019 9:17 am

      I meant to say in exhaling CO2.

    • Broadlands permalink
      August 10, 2019 1:43 pm

      Bob… It is the global biosphere…the net gain or loss of CO2 between global photosynthesis, the producers of organic carbon (plants) and respiration (animals), the users of that carbon and the oxygen it created.. Over geologic time the clear winner has been the long-term storage of carbon. Most of it is biological carbonate (limestones), the other is fossil fuel. The percentage ratio of free oxygen to CO2 is 525 to one. A few humans think they can duplicate that storage and remove lots of it..put it back in the ground. They even believe that will affect the Earth’s climate.

      • BobH permalink
        August 13, 2019 2:40 pm

        Yes. Thank you, My point was, compared to other sources of CO2 what is the percentage of CO2 produced by humans. It may be a miniscule amount or it may be a lot. I am sure that somewhere on the internet I can find out how much a human exhales in a day (volume and/or weight) multiply this by the number of humans and compare it with industrial and other outputs, including cattle (although methane is a short life span atmospheric gas). The whole exercise would then be to say to the greenies (if it was a significant amount) Why not cull a few humans. Tongue in cheek but trying to make a point. Personally I would like to see a bit less human activity if it means that we can save some of the more precious parts of the world. I’m reasonably sure that reducing CO2 is not the answer and could in fact make things far worse.

  14. August 10, 2019 12:18 pm

    I have not eaten any meat for 51 years and it has not done me any harm.
    Possibly helped me control my weight.
    My wife likes all types of meat including fish heads. She has tried being vegetarian for short time (not due to pressure from me) but it dose not suit her.
    Some argue that more land use for food is needed for animals.
    But there are only local environmental effects like pollution from animals.

    The UK reserve power has been reduced to levels that could see more power outages.
    The UK has still got some way to go to reach the levels in the provinces in some parts of the Philippines. There regular power outages called brown outs normally lasting and hour or two but some times lasting 4 to 8 hours.

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