May 25, 2009

You can just see it coming

So, some Limey study says that you should eat less beef and lamb if you want to save the planet from grobell wermering because of those animals'...er...emissions. That's not the part that piqued my interest, though:

The study also found that alcoholic drinks contribute significantly to emissions, with the growing and processing of hops and malt into beer and whisky producing 1.5 per cent of Britain's greenhouse gases.

"Changing our lifestyles, including our diets, is going to be one of the crucial elements in cutting carbon emissions," said David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.

Aaaaaaaand there's a "carbon tax" on alcoholic beverages (not to mention beef and lamb) in...3...2...1...

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