Harvard Climate Loon: Keto Dieters Are Killing the Planet Because Bacon and Butter or Something
Add the ketogenic diet to the ever-growing list of monsters under the beds of those suffering from climate change hysteria. Apparently all of the bacon and butter we consume is going to KILL EARTH:
Admittedly, I didn't even know I was a steward of the planet until I saw that. It has been humming along for well over four billion years without any stewardship from me so I am not sure what my function is here in this role. Should I be wearing a uniform? Is there a stewardship manual?
The world cannot run on bacon and butter.
Aside from the fact that there are not enough pigs and cows on the Earth to feed every person in such a high-fat way, this kind of meaty diet is dangerous for both human health and our planet's future.
That doesn't stop people from trying.
"Eating a keto diet that's especially high in red meat will be undermining the sustainability of the climate," Harvard nutrition professor Dr. Walter Willett told Business Insider. "It's bad for the person eating it, but also really bad for our children and our grandchildren, so that's something I think we should totally, strongly advise against. It's — in fact — irresponsible."
I have been doing the keto way of eating (we don't call it a "diet") for over a year and a half and have run into a variety of haters and naysayers. Until now, they have all been telling me that I'm killing myself. Now I'm killing my planet.
A United Nations report released just last week suggests the world's beef-heavy consumption patterns are taking a serious toll on the health of our planet: food systems are now responsible for 37% of greenhouse gas emissions, and cow manure is a major part of that equation, as it releases large amounts of climate-changing nitrous oxide and methane into the air.
"Diets that are rich in plant-based food emit lower greenhouse-gas emissions than diets that are very heavy in red meat consumption," UN report co-author Cynthia Rosenzweig said during a press conference.
The climate change hysteria mongers are always defaulting to opinions from the United Nations, blissfully unaware that not everyone is a fan.
Noted keto advocate Dr. Jay Wrigley has quite a different view of what and who is bad for the planet:
When given the choice between a U.N. climate opinion and, well, anything else I'm taking anything else every time.
It really is becoming difficult to keep up with what is hastening the end of the world. To hear the hysteria mongers tell it, one's first breath upon arising each day delivers a damaging blow to the planet and it just gets worse from there as the day goes on.
The conundrum as I see it that saving the world the way the climate crazies want me to could hasten my own demise. Frankly, I'm not at all worried about the fate of Mother Earth once I'm planted in her.
If that makes me a lousy steward of the planet then I should probably be fired.
Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”