The people of Cardiff were asked whether they would consider reducing their meat consumption following a recent United Nations climate report
The people of Cardiff were asked whether they would consider reducing their meat consumption following a recent climate report.
A climate report recently released by The United Nations warned that we only have a dozen years to keep global warming below one and a half degrees celsius.
A study published in response to the report suggested that hugely reducing our meat and animal product consumption would be one of the most effective methods of keeping global temperature rises below two degrees celsius by 2050.
Following the report, which in some cases suggested a reduction in meat consumption of up to 90%, the question was posed to people on the streets of Cardiff asking: “Taking into account the results of the recent climate report suggesting we need to curb our meat consumption to combat climate change, to what extent would you consider reducing your meat consumption?”
Lynne Nash, 47, business owner, Cardiff
“Well certainly something needs to be done, doesn’t it? We all have to take it seriously. At least by half, absolutely.”
Colin Evans, 79, retired contacts manager, Treorchy
“Well I don’t eat a lot of meat anyway. So, yes, I’d go along with it if that’s the case.”
Emma Zaia, 26, charity worker, Roath
“I don’t eat it. So I’m going to continue to not eat it.”
Anthony Fenneck, 55, floor layer, Cardiff
“Yeah, I would. I wouldn’t go vegetarian, but I don’t eat a great deal of meat anyway, only if i put it in a spaghetti or something. I’m not one for big steaks and things like that.”
James Watkins, television commercial director, Cardiff
“I’d consider it, yeah.”
Rosemary Fisher, 57, retired teacher, Bonvilston
“I had already considered reducing my meat consumption before that report came out. As a family we have been trying to do that. We try to eat a vegetarian meal or a fish meal to try and reduce our consumption.”