Senator Andrew Bartlett on Diet and Cliamte

Posted on March 31, 2008

But if everyone just went without meat and dairy products for a day – or ideally pledged to halve their overall ongoing consumption, it would have a much larger and more immediate impact than turning off more of our lights more often.

Changing to a more greenhouse friendly diet is one of the easiest things people can do to make an immediate, direct and meaningful impact on greenhouse emissions. Unlike many other things we will need to do to reduce emissions, changing our diet in this way saves money, is often healthier and has no overall negative economic impact. From Andrew’s Blog.

Andrew Bartlett is a senator in Australia for the Queensland Democrats, who over the course of his career has bravely pushed the acceptance of marginal but essential issues such as animal rights and social equality.