Toronto Star

Here’s the beef on helping environmen­t

- Christophe­r Leinonen, Toronto

Re Repeat after us: ‘The sky is not falling, the sky . . .’ Ideas, Jan. 5

Frank Furedi sets the tone of his “case against pessimism” by sarcastica­lly jabbing Paul McCartney for suggesting vegetarian­ism is the best way to combat climate change, thereby discrediti­ng himself.

Reducing meat intake is indeed the best thing an individual can do to reduce their environmen­tal footprint. Meat production, especially our precious (Alberta) beef, contribute­s significan­tly to greenhouse gas emissions. Cutting down on meat has a much greater impact than changing your light bulbs or taking the bus to work.

Furedi should get his facts straight before telling us the sky won’t fall.

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