It rains. In fact, it has been raining for days and the grass in my garden looks a lot happier.
To my untrained eye, this rain resembles normal rain, it is wet and makes a pleasant popping sound when it hits the sidewalk – but for eco-warriors and experts in climate change, these heavy showers are a sign that we earthlings are going down into the abyss staring and the self-inflicted destruction of our planet has begun.
Soon (they claim), our rivers will be dry, our deserts will be flooded and our oceans will be full of dead fish.
Greta Thunberg & # 39; s passionate speech at the UN summit on climate change in New York recently erupted and told world leaders that young people are tired of waiting for the rest of us to stop harming the planet and turn green .
Greta Thunberg & # 39; s passionate speech at the UN summit on climate change in New York recently was a full roar
Greta's message is genuine, her concern is undeniable and her sense of urgency to be welcomed, but perhaps she is considering moderating her tone a little.
Turn on the radio and you will hear the same terrible screeching in parliament as Boris takes on his opponents and & # 39; humbug & # 39; shouts to anyone who will not grant their wishes.
We are faced with complete war on all fronts, from Brexit to banning beef and bacon.
Once, vegans and vegetarians justified being on a meat-free diet for health reasons, or because they did not want animals to be exploited. Fair enough. Now it is considered essential if we want to save the planet.
A few years ago, Paul McCartney and his vegan family promoted & # 39; meat-free Mondays & # 39 ;, which seemed a sensible (and easily achievable) idea.
I volunteered, although Monday was never my favorite day, when the cold roast chicken that was left that Sunday was so inviting in the fridge. How archaic does the concept of a & # 39; meat-free & # 39; day once a week in 2019!
There are no half measures in modern society – nutrition has now replaced religion, complete with mantras to sing non-believers. You are what you eat, and if (like me) you choose to eat road kill, you are nothing less than crazy.
In my opinion, Roadkill is meat that would otherwise be lost. That is what we ate when we wore animal skins, leather shoes, and were forced to search for plants and berries to supplement our diet before potatoes arrived in the UK and added many inches to our bottom with every meal.
Michael Mansfield, the left-wing lawyer known as & # 39; Moneybags Mansfield & # 39; because of its huge income from high-profile issues, calls for & # 39; ecocide & # 39; as a crime
By opting to eat the deer, rabbits, pheasants and all that is tasty that has been beaten by a fast-moving vehicle (never mine), I follow a diet that is much better for the planet than some fake meat spun in the factory that is grown halfway through the beans all over the world and made up in industrial buildings, no mud huts or acacia compounds in pristine jungle.
My diet is environmentally friendly, it is the ultimate way of recycling, it reduces waste and it certainly does not yield air miles or a lot of CO2 footprint.
Just the fact that I admit that I eat meat is enough to cause indignation among the new fanatics.
Their message is simple – if you ensure the future of life on earth, you cannot eat meat of any kind – and they will go to great lengths to get their message across.
Militant vegans focus on students – they have already persuaded a large number of universities to ban meat in cafeterias & canteens. New students receive packages with vegan food, donated by animal rights organizations.
The message blares on all fronts and meat eaters stand between owners of diesel cars, anyone with a coal fire or a normal can of hair spray.
Greta's message is genuine, her concern is undeniable and her sense of urgency to be welcomed, but perhaps she is considering moderating her tone a fraction
Everyone stupid enough to wear a fleece – apparently they are made of plastic that can penetrate our water supply and choke fish – to keep the cold out.
Frankly, there are so many new ways that we contribute to the demise of the earth, it's hard to know what to do.
Some days I feel exactly like Prince Harry, who recently said he is in bed in the morning, so worried about the world's problems that he can hardly bear to get up.
The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that by 2050 a billion people will be hit by melting glaciers, rising sea levels, coastal erosion, declining fish stocks and water shortages.
At this rate, Prince Harry will spend his years as a pensioner under the comforter.
Climate change is introduced as a compulsory subject for all students at some universities, and it will no doubt be included in the national curriculum. The vegan society wants vegan milk offered at all nurseries.
Anti-meat hysteria has reached a new level of idiocy with the statement that there should be a new law of eco-cide, making it illegal to commit an act (including eating a hamburger) that would damage the planet .
Some days I feel like Prince Harry (pictured today in Botswana), who recently said that he & # 39; is in bed in the morning, so worried about the world's problems that he can hardly bear to get up
This crazy idea was presented (not by a student activist) but by Michael Mansfield, a very prominent lawyer. I can imagine the day in the future when (instead of traffic controllers, because all cars are forbidden) Eco Wardens – in clothing made from green recycled compostable paper – patrol our streets on bicycles that give fines on the spot every stupid citizen. enough to be caught eating meat.
Experts claim that eating chicken is better for our CO2 emissions than beef. But another US study claims that producing vegetables can be just as bad for the planet.
Take a look at our countryside – acres of green fields are covered with polytunnels and greenhouses containing tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, strawberries, and raspberries, all of which grow for longer seasons to satisfy our insane desire for cute fruits and vegetables. to be satisfied throughout the year.
We have avoided common and simple Sweden for mini sweet corn. Food is just like fast fashion – it must be cheap and look attractive to get into our shopping cart.
But not mine. My partner watched a video on YouTube and learned how to skin our first deer, found in a hedge by the A1.
I went online and discovered how to strip a dead pheasant. Our freezer is full of tasty free meat, in addition to our deformed tomatoes, plums and damask plums. And I challenge every vegan to tell me that my diet is worse for the planet than their ridiculous almond milk latte.
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