German Green Party Calls For BAN on Industrial Farming to Fight Climate Change
Radical greens blame global warming on cows saying 'livestock emissions' more dangerous
The Green party in Germany has proposed a full ban on all industrial farming as part of efforts to fight climate change, according to reports.
Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, proposed the radical measures as part of a huge €100 billion project to finance climate initiatives.
Climate change advocates have frequently held cattle accountable for global warming, following reports that “livestock emissions” are more dangerous than cars for the environment.
EcoWatch published an article in 2016 declaring that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for a more significant percentage of total global emissions than the world’s 1.2 billion automobiles.
The article noted the transportation sector accounts for 14 percent of global emissions, while cows produced 14.5 to 18 percent of the worldwide total.
According to a United Nations report, the earth’s cattle population produces more CO2 than automobiles, planes, and all other forms of transport combined.
Cows are said to create a third of the world’s methane emissions, which are estimated 20 times more detrimental to the environment than carbon dioxide.
According to radical greens, it is time to reduce the global cow population, which means reducing western consumption of meat.
Now vegans, vegetarians, and animal rights activists have come out in force to insisting that meat-eating is no longer an ecologically acceptable human activity.
Germany’s Green party attempted to launch a weekly “veggie day" in 2013 but failed to gather significant support.
Christian Lindner, the leader of the pro-business Free Democrats, said that the Greens “dream of a meat-less country.”
“Whoever wants to be vegan is free to do so, but the rest of us shouldn’t be banned from eating our schnitzel,” Mr. Lindner said.
But Ms. Goering-Eckardt said that public attitudes have shifted, and now believes Germans are willing to make sacrifices to curb global warming.
“Many people have now understood that things are going to change fundamentally,” she said.
“The question is whether we make the changes ourselves or allow ourselves to be swept over by the climate crisis.”
The Green party's pledge is not dissimilar to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's Green New Deal initiative, which also vowed to revolutionize the US economy by banning planes, cars, and cows.
Trump, who is already a fierce skeptic of climate change, stopped short of calling the deal 'the worst ever.'
The President believes that spending trillions to transform the US economy would be wasted and would undermine America’s competitive advantage on the world stage.