British Climate Change Minister Lady Verma pressed for people to eat less baked means in order to combat climate change since she believes eating beans increases flatulence, which causes global warming.
Apparently the British eat more baked beans than any other nation on the planet, so their emissions are causing a concern amongst the nation’s leaders.
Verma called it an “important” issue and urged the people of Britain to “moderate” their behavior to help reduce their personal methane emissions. This comes after a world-wide discussion has been had about the effect of cows on the climate.
Verma’s argument didn’t go completely unchallenged, however. During session in the House of Lords one of the Labour peers questioned her assertions that the human diet has a measurable impact on the climate.
Viscount Simon is a 73-year-old Labour peer who’s held a position in the House of Lords for over 20 years, and he wasn’t buying the ridiculous argument presented to him.
“In a programme some months ago on the BBC it was stated that this country has the largest production of baked beans and the largest consumption of baked beans in the world,” he stated.
He then asked the minister, “Could you say whether this affects the calculation of global warming by the Government as a result of the smelly emission resulting therefrom?”
Unaffected by the outburst of logic, Verma held her position and downplayed Simon’s question as “so different.” She then continued to argue that people need to think about over-indulging in baked beans or any other food that can make them gassy.
She finished by again telling people they need to change their habits. “You do actually raise a very important point, which is we do need to moderate our behavior,” she said.
Lord Howell, who’s in the Tory party and a Foreign Office Minister, argued that their time would be better spent focusing on their energy policy than whether or not people eat beans.
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He said “Now may be time to consider switching our colossal expenditure in attempting mitigation to adaptation to what is widely believed by many of us to come in the way of more extreme weather.
“It seems that our current mitigation efforts seem to be producing no vast improvement in carbon emissions – in fact an increase in our carbon footprint – burning more coal, increased fuel poverty, driving investment away from this country to elsewhere where power is cheaper, raising the prospect of blackouts and general environmental damage.”
“Isn’t it becoming very obvious that some change of direction in our climate and energy policy is overdue if we are to achieve our green goals?” he asked her.
It won’t be long before the genii in Washington start trying to tell us the same thing based on the faulty science surrounding climate change. They seem to look to Europe for their ideas, and have already started the push to regulate emission from livestock so it won’t be long before they’re telling us what we can and can’t eat, all in the name of climate change of course.