Where’s the Beef?
The United Nations climate cultists want to end people’s eating of meat — to save the planet, of course.
The world of climate change cultists has gathered for its annual “sky is falling” United Nations conference otherwise known as COP28. This year, the conference’s controversial host country is the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. To make matters even more incongruent, the conference chair is Sultan Al Jabar, who just happens to be the head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). In other words, Big Oil is hosting the annual confab of anti-fossil fuel zealots.
However, despite the apparent conflict of interest, COP28 has thus far followed the usual pearl-clutching prognosticating over a planet supposedly heating entirely because of mankind’s use of fossil fuels. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who along with nearly every attendee depended on fossil fuel in order to travel to Dubai, offered this fearmongering social media post: “We can’t save a burning planet with a firehose of fossil fuels. We must accelerate a just, equitable transition to renewables. The science is clear: The 1.5°C warming limit is only possible if we stop burning fossil fuels. Not reduce. Not abate. Phase out.”
That statement is as thoughtless as the pronouncements of the Stop Oil Now extremists who apparently believe in the fairytale that our modern world can continue running unabated even after immediately stopping the use of all fossil fuels. That’s more than mere childish silliness; it’s the advocation of civilizational suicide.
Further demonstrating that COP28 is just as loony as prior years, trotted out this year was a new “non-binding” net-zero emissions plan that includes an agreement to end global meat eating. Vegans unite! In order to fight climate change, the UN is pushing a Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda that comes straight out of the Marxist anti-capitalism playbook.
Using one of the Left’s favorite buzzwords — “equity” — the UN proposes a “global food systems road map to 1.5ºC.” The UN asserts that controlling what food is produced in wealthy developed nations like the U.S. can help curb the impact on climate. As noted above, the biggest problem food is meat.
The UN’s plan will provide countries with direction and guidance on farming and food production. “The guidance on meat is intended to send a clear message to governments,” according to Bloomberg. “But politicians in richer nations typically shy away from policies aimed at influencing consumer behavior, especially where it involves cutting consumption of everyday items.”
The UN is looking at the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which focused on cutting fossil fuel emissions, as a template for its aim at influencing a nation’s food production.
So, not only must our energy usage be sacrificed to please Gaia, so too must our food. If this isn’t cultish ideology, then what is? Furthermore, it is telling that the UN is most focused on culling the big food industries of Western countries — those of dairy and beef production.
This nonsense from the climate cultists once again demonstrates that, at its core, climate change alarmism is anti-human. Ecofascists attack the cost-effective and expansive production of energy via fossil fuels as supposedly killing the planet, and now they attack the agricultural industry that has amazingly increased the production ability to efficiently feed the entire population of planet earth.
Apparently, these climate cultists would rather see millions of people freeze and starve to death if doing so would ensure the realization of their pipe dream of net-zero carbon emissions.