These COP meetings on the climate are usually worth a giggle.
In the early days they started with warnings. Then it was dire warnings. This escalated to panic, then super-panic and now we have reached hyper-panic. The world is doomed to simultaneous droughts and floods along with boiling snow and the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. We are dooooomed!
Anyhows they seem to be moving away from their windmills, solar panels and the electrification of everything. Maybe they’re too embarrassed to talk about fossil fuels in front of their Arab hosts but anyway we now apparently have to eat our way out of climate catastrophe.
Yes, folks, you read that right. It is the food we eat that is causing our planet to melt [or freeze]. It’s not Big Oil or Big Coal, it is Big Food and Big McDonalds. Who would have thunk it?
The highlight of my reading though was a piece I found [thanks to the inimitable Longrider] – Protesters call for veganism to become law. For a crowd known for their somewhat ridiculous demands this one is pretty outlandish even for them. Quite how they imagine it would work is way beyond me, but it did actually make me laugh out loud which is some achievement.
Just as a by-note and by sheer coincidence Herself and I have been working our way through a batch of my Bean Soup concoction that I made a couple of days ago. It consists of beans, more beans and a few pulses combined with peppers, more beans and a few other minor ingredients. Vegans would be proud of me. I assume this would have to become our staple diet in the future?
My concoction does actually have some side effects. The atmosphere in the room rapidly became saturated with Methane and Hydrogen Sulphide. It was virtually unbreathable and quite noisy. We spent the night outdoing each other with loud and melodic blasts.
I certainly produced more greenhouse gasses than any flight across the Atlantic.