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Should I become vegan (vegetarian) to save the planet?

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25 minutes ago, Quicksilver1989 said:

Yes I do agree with that and just a comparison with the fertility rates from 1970 to 2014 is astounding.

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Even in China now the fertility rate is 1.6 which when comparing to birth rates of past decades and given the downwards trend in the 1990s its easy to see why more children are being encouraged.

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The thing that struck me with those pictures was the demise of birth rates in poorer and particular catholic  countries  This could be down to , the Roman Catholic Church’s once powerful voice against artificial birth control is largely ignored across the socio-economic spectrum particularly in Brazil  with a sharp decline since the 70s    Also with better information technology and  better quality of life.   Days when women used to stay at home a breed a gaggle of children have now long gone  Infact  you could perhaps not blame birth rates as a climate change problem  but   the fact that technology and better medicine is helping us all live much longer.  Role on 2050   by then we will beable to download our brains to a cloud  and live carbon neutral for ever. 🙂

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On 14/08/2019 at 07:32, JeffC said:

Call me cynical but I'm curious what the manufacturing carbon footprint was of the boat that Greta Thunberg is crossing the Atlantic on... 

Composite Hull, cast alloy mast, synthetic fabric sails, all the tech involved... 

Well obviously this in itself has a carbon footprint but compared to that of planes it is tiny because once it is manufactured it won't be using tonnes of fuel every time it crosses the Atlantic (on top of the CO2 footprint required to manufacture the plane itself).

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There's one thing that's been bothering me for some time: why does the UK import New Zealand lamb, when the British countryside is literally teeming with sheep?:unsure2:

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2 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

There's one thing that's been bothering me for some time: why does the UK import New Zealand lamb, when the British countryside is literally teeming with sheep?:unsure2:

Take a butchers  ( im here all week)

http://beefandlambmatters.blogspot.com/2013/07/why-uk-imports-lamb-from-new-zealand.html

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6 minutes ago, weirpig said:

In other words, it's like it because it is -- the middlemen need to maintain their profits? We'll just have to get used to eating less lamb then, won't we?

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1 minute ago, Ed Stone said:

In other words, it's like it because it is -- the middlemen need to maintain their profits? We'll just have to get used to eating less lamb then, won't we?

Exactly  cheap off cuts are being produced here  and imported overseas  to generate money.  the infrastructure isnt in place here to produce the types of meat we eat in the Uk so we have to have the meat from New Zealand    silly really 

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1 hour ago, Ed Stone said:

There's one thing that's been bothering me for some time: why does the UK import New Zealand lamb, when the British countryside is literally teeming with sheep?:unsure2:

Couldn't agree more, whole country is crackers! 

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1 hour ago, Quicksilver1989 said:

Well obviously this in itself has a carbon footprint but compared to that of planes it is tiny because once it is manufactured it won't be using tonnes of fuel every time it crosses the Atlantic (on top of the CO2 footprint required to manufacture the plane itself).

Aye that's fair enough but its not like she's going in a hollowed out log, although the purists wouldn't like that because she'd have to chop down a tree. Similarly a coracle would be out... 

What I'm saying is there's an irony in using all synthetic / non animal materials as per vegans because it relies increasingly on petrochemical products to suit and boot the populous... 

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5 hours ago, Beverley Lass said:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071008102334.htm

The  latest thinking is it does have a current purpose.  ??

Good someone has done a bit of research. There seems to be as many theories as people considering it. 

But if so import why can we happily survive without our appendix?

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5 minutes ago, Snipper said:

Good someone has done a bit of research. There seems to be as many theories as people considering it. 

But if so import why can we happily survive without our appendix?

Awfully sorry but I’d did not intend making multiple replies but I kept getting a message up say I could not post. Obviously me keep clicking made a post . Not sure what the problem was. IT department? Snipper

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