Trick or Beef? UK Declares Death to Meat Eaters!

Perhaps Lord Stern would like a meat bust of himself instead, or should we put him out to pasture to graze?

Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet UK Times
People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.

In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

Corn-based meat and ethanol: burning the planet to a crisp Grist Magazine
As for meat, get this: two researchers associated with the World Bank claim in a new World Watch report (PDF) that meat production is responsible for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions. Previously, the most widely cited estimate came from the FAO, which reckoned meat contributes an already-stunning 18 percent.