Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. So let's start with a resolution. Let's look for positives.

We all know I can't stay with it forever, but let's start for a while and see where it goes.

Let's start by shit-canning the old trope that " in order to change the climate we need to stop eating meat."

That is silly. Stopping eating meat for 66% of us would help, true. But you know what would help a 1000 times more, changing to solar power.

Meat creates it's carbon footprint through processing, packaging and transportation. If renewable electrical power was used in these processes, meat eating (and ALL food processing) would drop to very reasonable levels.

So instead of saying: "If you care about the climate, then don't eat steaks!"

Say this: "If you love steaks, we should be powering the farms and processing plants with solar panels."
These solar panels are in Vermont - not a desert state! - and make power and money. If we put these on the US Highway medians in unpopulated areas, we could eat whatever the fuck we want.

See, doesn't that sound better!

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