Of course: Eating out at restaurants and having a large amount of sweets is bad news for your carbon footprint

At this point, I expect the “experts” to tell us that the only thing that isn’t bad for your carbon footprint is abortion and doctor-assisted suicide.

From Daily Mail: Families that often dine out and consume large quantities of sweets and alcohol are likely to have a higher carbon footprint than meat eaters, a study claims.

Researchers came to this conclusion after studying the food habits and carbon footprints of around 60,000 households across Japan.

They found that meat consumption typically only accounts for only 10 per cent of the different in environmental impact between low and high carbon households.

In contrast, households with high carbon footprints typically consumed around two to three times more sweets and alcohol than those with low footprints.

Based on their findings, the team are now advising people to cut down their intake on these products to help save the planet.

Nature and colleagues surveyed the food supply chain and consumption habits of around 60,000 households from across Japan’s 47 prefectures.

The researchers found that the levels of meat consumption were largely constant from household-to-households, but their carbon footprints varied considerably — with other foodstuffs appearing more responsible.

Eating out, for example, was found to contribute 175 per cent more carbon emissions for the average household than eating meats.

In fact, dining in restaurants was seen to contribute an annual average of 770 kilograms of greenhouse gases towards the environmental impact of those households with a high carbon footprint. In contrast, meat consumption cost just 280 kilograms.

In Japan, many households have turned vegan after learning that beef production emits 20 times the emissions per gram of protein as growing beans.

Professor Kanemoto and colleagues, however, have said that a one-size-fits-all policy is ill-advised. ‘If we think of a carbon tax, it might be wiser to target sweets and alcohol if we want a progressive system,’ said Professor Kanemoto.

Our findings suggest that high carbon footprints are not only a problem for a small number of meat lovers in Japan.’

‘If we are serious about reducing our carbon footprints, then our diets must change.’

Read the whole story here.

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Alma
Alma
7 months ago

Shit, leave it to me, the planet is doom. When it all comes to pass the planet will be void and burnt by the good ole sun. Glad I’m not living in Japan and I’m not a rhesus monkey.

William
William
7 months ago

So we’re told that eating meat reduces our carbon footprint and that’s why many households in Japan are turning vegan. To save the planet. Makes sense. And people don’t eat meat when they eat out. Never. Just booze and candy bars. “Professor” Kanemoto says we have to change our diets so I’m going to eat more sweets and increase my CF. Maybe it will warm up a little, it’s only the first day of winter and we’ve already had three nights with below 0 F readings. Yes, abortion will help to save the planet as that will be one less… Read more »

William
William
7 months ago
Reply to  DCG

Hilarious to us because we’re sane. They reject objective truth and reality so they will believe literally anything

William
William
7 months ago

Since alcohol consumption exacerbates the Climate Crisis, maybe it’s time to think about bringing back prohibition. It worked so well the first time. There’s only one person on The Planet who has the courage and vision to make this happen: Saint Greta of the Braids. I’ll shoot her a text

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
7 months ago

“Families that often dine out and consume large quantities of sweets and alcohol are likely to have a higher carbon footprint than meat eaters”

This is a classic case of equating correlation (dining out/sweets/alcohol correlated with high carbon footprint) with causation (dining out/sweets/alcohol cause high carbon footprint). Either the “team” who conducted the study or Daily Mail reporters are idiots.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

However, it must be said that eating sweets or consuming sugar is bad for us, i.e., our health.

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
7 months ago

United Nations Agenda 2030.

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
7 months ago

I’ll eat what I want, when I want it and wash it all down with a particularly hoppy IPA. And for good measure I’ll follow it up with a good, carbon producing cigar.

Alma
Alma
7 months ago
Reply to  YouKnowWho

Sounds great -me? I would go and hold a private conversation with the john!

TrailDust
Admin
7 months ago

This reasoning is utterly unhinged!

Sanders
Sanders
7 months ago

If they are so concerned about carbon emissions, then plug off all the geothermal heat vents and volcanoes in Japan, first.

For me to be concerned about carbon, I’d have to care first.