Warmists agonise over ‘carbon emissions’ from Christmas dinner 

Posted: December 24, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions, research
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Yet another target for climate miserablists


Climate obsessives want to award themselves the authority to micromanage every aspect of people’s lives, using the feeble excuse of carbon dioxide, a harmless trace gas vital to plants and other vegetation. This sort of absurdity seems to be mushrooming by the day. Merry Christmas!
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Around 60% of the climate impact of foods can come from cooking, according to new research, says Energy Live News.

Cooking the traditional Christmas dinner could have a major effect on the environment.

That’s according to new research by the Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London, Dr Christian Reynolds, who claims up to 60% of the climate impact of foods can come from cooking.

Dr Reynolds’ research shows that a reduction in meat consumption could make the traditional roast more sustainable.

The production, preparation and consumption of one kilogram of protein from meat products could cause more greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York, according to the study.

A kilogram of beef protein can generate the equivalent of 643 kilograms of carbon dioxide while a kilogram of lamb protein can create 749 kilograms of carbon dioxide due to the long oven-roasting cooking times.

The analysis also suggests turkey creates less GHG emissions than other types of meat.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. pameladragon says:

    From the full article,

    “The report recommends a novel way that could halve the environmental impact of roasting a turkey on Christmas Day – it involves placing the roast in a vacuumed plastic pouch or bag and submerging it in a heated water bath for eight hours until the internal temperature of the meat is between 55°C for white meat to 75°C for dark meat.”

    This method of cooking sure does sound appetizing…also probably very conducive to bacterial growth. Maybe you could wipe out your entire family this way and if enough others resort to the same cooking method, presto! Instant depopulation and the planet is saved!

  2. Gamecock says:

    ‘Dr Reynolds’ research shows that a reduction in meat consumption could make the traditional roast more sustainable.’

    What does ‘more sustainable’ mean? It’s like “more pregnant.”

    ‘The analysis also suggests turkey creates less GHG emissions than other types of meat.’

    But doesn’t taste as good. So fugettaboutit.

    ‘the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London’

    Food policy? Wut?

  3. dennisambler says:

    Pameladragon: Spot on! Lovely bacterial soup in the making.

    https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/cooking-your-food
    Bacteria usually grow in the ‘Danger Zone’ between 8°C and 60°C.

    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/food-safety-when-cooking
    In general, food should be cooked to a temperature of at least 75 °C or hotter. When food is cooked, it should be eaten promptly, kept hotter than 60 °C, or cooled, covered and stored in the fridge or freezer.

  4. JB says:

    “Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Food Policy”?
    Is that the complimentary to Gender Studies?
    Another pencil pushing academic who has never tested his ideas.
    Scientism on steroids…

  5. saighdear says:

    Quite honestly, reports like this from “universities” just debases their status. Headlines or otherwise, everyone has to cook a meal, one way or t’other as we have always done. Even in Germany CHARCOAL is still produce to the Media’s wonderment, as even here in the UK. …and yet we are repeatedly told HOW much INEFFICIENT it is to produce that fuel -CO2 production + timber consumed. We FLY meat around the world, we SHIP meat from 1/2 way around ( same thing) 1kg beef or 1kg Lamb? what’s the difference? do I need to know? It was hard enough to “Calculate” Feeds for producing the meat in the first place, let alone how many calories I get back from EATING it – I don’t count my calories and I do alright ( not putting on weight ).
    How much OIL is burnt, sending Tatt from “China” to us and returning the useless non-working/ single-use junk in our expensive refuse after Xmas, back to the East for recycling, etc.
    MBGA by a digger and drain the swamps. Merry Christmas

  6. Tammly (BSc physics) says:

    I have used my OAP (I havn’t long been one), Winter Fuel Allowance, (and then some) to buy coal for my living room fire which I have every evening, so there!

  7. ivan says:

    Cooking the traditional Christmas dinner could have a major effect on the environment.

    If the garbage this wackademic is spouting is true, I have my doubts, the plants will love us for providing all that lovely CO2 for them even if the cold and lack of sunlight slows their uptake down this time of year.

  8. oldbrew says:

    the climate impact of foods

    Another in the seemingly never-ending line of inane climate hobgoblins 🥱

  9. stpaulchuck says:

    this is the result of way too-o-o-o-o much money thrown at colleges and universities. Include that some of these “colleges” are just diploma mills and you get this sort of rubbish dressed up as research.

    The plague of rent seekers is really out of control.

  10. Joe Public says:

    Hi PamelaDragon:

    “The report recommends a novel way that could halve the environmental impact of roasting a turkey on Christmas Day – it involves placing the roast in a vacuumed plastic pouch or bag and submerging it in a heated water bath for eight hours until the internal temperature of the meat is between 55°C for white meat to 75°C for dark meat.”

    Has someone not calculated the heat required to raise the temperature of a water bath AND its volume of water plus meat, from say 10℃ (the temp incoming of cold water) up to 55°C / 75°C, together with ongoing heat losses maintaining that required 55°C / 75°C for 8 hours, versus the kitchen’s ambient temp of maybe 25°C?

    Someone needs to study thermodynamics.

  11. stpaulchuck says:

    my wife does too, but it’s more about the after dinner methane discharge, ha ha

    BTW I live in Minnesota and it was -5 this morning when I got up. I am a member of Minnesotans for Global Warming. But then I’m not sure I’ll be able to tell the difference between -5 and -3 once the planet catches fire, or whatever.

  12. Paul Vaughan says:

    1984 Pawn Tee Yack “like anything was possible” (Tom Petty “r^UN^UN D-own A.D.r___” )

    Sing in verse UN 2.4 carol IT$now

    stpaulchuck astutely OBserved “this is the result of way too-o-o-o-o much money thrown at colleges and universities.”

    chimp soon bring fields home orion:
    Buy “won mill lyin'” convince US “how” money? Then bay $0$ tune bill lion.

    Davos has snow. Meal IT Dairy …and then: juicy turkey! ‘n’ eat “doh!”

    TB’s Tip Jar: IT‘$20 J-S USmurf fees $20 Christmas merry wood chuck wag UN We’11!

    Red nos: reign D-air Turkey
    mmm = misunderstand, misinterpret, misrepresent rule tide mmmainsDr___mmmeat D-yule-tied.

  13. Curious George says:

    Cooking almost any dinner could have a major effect on the environment. Down with dinners! Down with lunches! Down with breakfasts!
    Start at the Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London.

  14. Gamecock says:

    True George. They seem to be AGAINST food, not for it.

  15. Paul Vaughan says:

    Here’s a song I had picked out last year to wrap around Laskar’s (2011) “solutions”.
    It’s suitable as a theme song for the present thread.

    =
    so you scream, whine and yell
    I know I no. the sun is hot, listening to the leaves

    cutting boards, hanging hooks
    bloody knives, cooking books
    (and the knife says) promise you won’t feel a thing at tall

    swallow and chew, eat you alive
    all of us food, that hasn’t died

    the finest meat yule never taste
    =

    Mosquito Song — Queens of the Stone Age

  16. oldbrew says:

    Meanwhile, outside…

    MASSIVE SNOWSTORM FOR THE ALPS AND WESTERN BALKANS

    Let’s take a close look at the Alpine region and central Europe on Monday. As discussed earlier, a massive snowstorm will develop over the region as winter storm Bella digs further south-southeast and its associated frontal system intensifies over the Mediterranean.

    This develops an intense snowstorm over the Alps, resulting in very heavy snow locally across northeast Italy, south Austria, and northwest Slovenia. Snowfall will be the most intense during the daytime on Monday, gradually decaying into Monday night.

    These areas are likely to receive near 100 cm of fresh snow in the mountains. Up to around 60 cm in the west-central Alps as well. There is also potential that northwest Italian plains could see some snow. And indeed the northern Apennines.

    https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/bella-winter-storm-forecast-europe-mk/

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