New York Times: The Rise of the Climatarian

Brood X cicadas are in season in the East.

They have a low carbon footprint and emission level and should be highly compatible with the climatarian diet when locally sourced. You can find them emerging from your backyard into your kitchen.

New York Times:

“Torben Lonne, a 34-year-old scuba diver in Copenhagen, never eats without considering the carbon footprint and the emission level of the food he’s about to consume. For that reason, his diet revolves around locally sourced fruits and vegetables, and pizza. He avoids avocados, however. …

Those who follow the diet stick with fruits and vegetables that are in season relative to their region; they avoid meat that comes from factory farms; and they seek local ingredients because those have lower carbon footprints, said Brian Kateman, the president and co-founder of Reducetarian Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Providence, R.I., that encourages eating fewer animal products. Many reducetarians are also climatarians: cutting back because they’re concerned about the climate crisis. …

Determining exactly how to do that when it comes to your diet, however, isn’t easy. While many climatarians aren’t vegetarians, since they believe that chicken or lamb are much better choices than beef, some eschew meat altogether since vegetables overall have a lower carbon footprint. …

When students took a class on the connections between food and the environment, they decreased their red meat intake from three and a half to two and a half servings weekly, cutting emissions by the equivalent of 1 kilogram of carbon dioxide per day. …”

How do you do this?

Is this like Keto, OMAD, Carnivore except for urbanite bugmen?

“Rules for the Climatarian Diet

Since it has the reduction of carbon emissions as its main goal, the climatarian diet looks very different from most other diets. Few foods are outright banned from a climatarian diet, and a greater focus is placed on where the foods were grown and under what conditions. Here are a few of the most important climatarian diet guidelines, from the folks over at climatarian.com:

Eat less meat. Meat is one of the most carbon-intensive food sources available, so cutting even one meal per week will drastically reduce your carbon footprint.

Avoid food waste. Shop carefully and plan ahead, and make sure to store your food properly so it doesn’t go to waste.

Choose local, seasonal food whenever possible. The less a food has traveled to get to you, the lower its carbon footprint.

Grow your own food, if you can. A small planter box with veggies and herbs goes a long way towards reducing your total carbon load.

Compost your food waste. Returning composted food waste to the soil regenerates the Earth and prevents it going into a landfill.

Eat organically raised foods, especially meats. Check the sources of your food, making sure that they are grown ethically. …”

Beef is a catastrophe for the planet.

It should only be eaten on rare occasions.

Less Meat, Less Heat:

“What is a Climatarian diet?

A Climatarian diet involves choosing what you eat based on the carbon footprint of different foods. You can use your power as a consumer to drive down the production of the types of meat which have the biggest impact on our climate.

What does this look like in practice?

This requires a basic understanding of the carbon footprint of each type of meat and dairy. Short of this, the minimum someone needs to know is that beef and lamb have by far the biggest carbon footprint of all and should be consumed on special occasions, if at all.

But seriously, how much and how frequently?

According to a Harvard School of Public Health study, this would look like, at a bare minimum, limiting your consumption of beef and lamb to either one standard serving per week (65g as per Australian dietary guidelines) or one large serving a month, such as a steak or roast (~300g). In practice this could be done by trying out vegetarian or vegan options in place of the times you eat beef and lamb.Once someone has been practising the above and are comfortable with this arrangement then they could consider cutting beef and lamb out of their diet altogether. They could also try limiting their consumption of cheese as this has the biggest carbon footprint of all dairy products. …”

Does AOC follow the climatarian diet when she illegally parks her Tesla outside of Whole Foods?

Daily Mail:

“A Tesla Model 3 reportedly belonging to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been spotted parked illegally outside a Whole Foods in Washington D.C.

The $35,000 Tesla with New York plates and a Congressional parking pass was pictured in a no-parking zone near AOC’s luxury DC apartment on May 14, the Washington Free Beacon reported. …

In October 2020, the NYC Congresswoman revealed she had bought an electric vehicle to avoid having to take public transport to commute from New York City to DC during the COVID pandemic. 

The story prompted surprised reactions online that AOC might have purchased a Tesla, as the socialist firebrand has pledged to rail against the billions of dollars in low-interest loans and tax breaks that had helped the company become the leading electric vehicle company in the world. …”

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11 Comments

    • For eating bugs? That’s the least of our worries. No stranger than eating mushrooms that grow on horse shit. I bet they are not bad if you cook them right. I bet they will be on the menu for any Mars missions if we are not genocided first.

      • If bugs weren’t utterly repugnant, they would have been eaten all along by civilized men—who cares what Injun savages would do? Here’s a good bit of advice: always do the opposite of what liberal cockroaches tell you to do. Eating bugs shouldn’t be under consideration regardless, but since they are telling you to eat bugs, then make double sure you don’t eat any. And why eat bugs on a trip to Mars when you can eat freeze-dried meat?

  1. I’ve seen years when you could shovel cicadas like a snow fall. I’m sure native americans would have made use of them.

  2. …but he’s a scuba diver. Wonder how much carbon is diving suite produced? How much is used to fill his diving tanks so that he can go where humans should not naturally be anyway?

  3. All these people do is outsource driving to some delivery driver. That’s bottom line. Let these fools forgo meat and make sure your kids get better cuts off the cows.

  4. Take some rare steak seasoned with a bit of salt and turn it into a paste using first a sharp knife and then a fork and making sure to include the blood and a good amount of fat. Feed this to your baby boy to get him used to the taste of flesh, sticking it into his mouth if necessary. As he grows, mince the meat less finely. Besides being nutritious, this is a preventative against his becoming a tranny or a homosexual.

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