AP – No Need….to Save Planet, Says Blair

Posted on July 8, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Regardless of the headlines on Tommy Lee this week giving up meat for the planet, Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says no to giving up meat.
 
Blair, said deforestation (not his meat) was responsible for producing four times as many as emissions as the airline industry (My guess is billionaire Branson of Virgin Airlines had no comment.)
 
Blair is right about one thing “the dangers of deforestation” but wrong about food balance as Branson was on ethanol and jet biofuels just a year ago…
 
“The destruction of tropical rainforests for conversion to farmland — for meat and crops — must be halted, and reversed,” Blair stated.
 
“This is why I have called for G8 leaders to support efforts to reduce forest destruction and degradation,” he said.
 
“Minimising emissions from agricultural sources will be an important part of efforts to limit climate change.
 
He was asked by one reader: “will you (therefore) go vegetarian and lead by example?” Blair replied: “This does not mean…give up meat.”
 
Blair’s views are like most millionaire leaders… it is not their responsibility to change, but to force it.

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