Politicians pontificate on policing pork to save the planet

With “climate change” slowly working its way into the mainstream culture in 2019, there is no shortage as to possible solutions to the mess.

The liberal left has staked their reputation on the idea that the planet is heating up beyond control, and it is all because of human beings.  This concept has become a focal point of the 2020 election, with CNN just this week devoting seven consecutive hours to the subject on Tuesday night.

During this prolonged conversation, one idea continued to rear its ugly head:  Eating less meat.

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Andrew Yang cited a United Nations study positing the world would halt climate change if the majority of the world went vegetarian.

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“It’s good for the environment, it’s good for your health if you eat less meat,” he said.

And then…

When Sen. Amy Klobuchar was asked about meat, she warned of obesity in the country, saying that she continued to support putting calorie counts on menus in restaurants.

“We have to make sure we look at science and we make sure we do everything that’s healthy, not just for individual Americans but also for our environment,” she said.

Others were slightly more coy.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg called for more “balance” in American meat production but was careful to say he was not in favor of abolishing the cow.

He argued that government intervention like a carbon tax would encourage Americans have “more balanced diet” and a “more balanced footprint.”

“Instead we change the economic signals,” he said. “We bring it into balance and balance is what we have lost when it comes to our relationship with creation, with the earth that sustains our ability to live.”

O’Rourke cited a similar solution, arguing that a carbon tax would balance out the carbon emissions by the meat industry.

“I think we just have to be more responsible in the way that we do it and the best way to do that is to allow the markets to respond by setting a price on carbon in every single part of our economy, every facet of American life,” he said.

Carnivorous behavior is just the latest boogeyman in the climate change saga, after aerosol hairspray and fossil fuels failed to elicit fear in the masses the way that “carbon emissions” have.



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