I was surfing the internet to find a good topic to write a blog for WP. I found a series of press releases about meat consumption and climate change over the past few weeks/months. Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, an economist and a vegetarian, is chair of a scientific committee of United Nations on climate change and he has discussed relationship of meat consumption with climate change. He says “Give up meat for one day [per week] at least initially, and decrease it from there”
I’d like to make it clear here that I have no intention to get into issues of climate change in this blog but, is it realistic to expect that a reduction in meat consumption influence factors associated with climate change? Additionally, will a vegetarian dietary style solve these problems? Developing or developed countries? Which ones are more likely to change their dietary habits in this regard?