“It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that climate change might come to a screeching halt if all humans switched to electric transportation and a vegetarian diet by 2030.” October 25, 2021
” A lot of Texans consider an affordable steak dinner and a big pickup truck God-given rights. But as world leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, next week to discuss the next steps in preserving the climate for future generations, they will examine a plethora of ideas, including food systems.”
“We will pay for our profligacy one way or another, either by changing our sources of protein and energy or dooming future generations to worsening weather and natural disasters.”
Tomlinson: Fighting climate change requires changing Texas beef and oil culture Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle, October 25, 2021.
Chris Tomlinson, Staff writerOct. 25, 2021
Despite powerful hurricanes or polar vortexes that have destroyed our property and killed our neighbors, many Texans will never accept that 200 years of massive population growth and industrialization in the United States has taken a toll on the atmosphere.
Too many people cannot acknowledge that their life’s work providing affordable protein and energy that Americans demanded will ultimately degrade their grandchildren’s quality of life.
Even more Texans argue that limiting greenhouse gas emissions is too disruptive to our present-day lives and economies. Therefore, we should accept a hotter, drier and stormier world. Better to let future generations cope with climate change tomorrow than risk making people less comfortable today.