Eat a ‘roo to cool the planet

A sustainability center in Australia suggests the country could reduce carbon emissions by switching from beef to kangaroo meat:

“Beef consumption is chosen in this measure because it is responsible for the biggest share of livestock-related methane emissions,” it says. “This measure could be reduced by shifting to kangaroo meat and/or lower-meat diets.”

Not that I need another reason to try kangaroo, or “australus” as it may temptingly be called on menus. Alas, shipping it from Down Under to DC probably undoes the carbon savings.

[Via WorldChanging.]

Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Carbon savings shmarbon shmavings — I just wants to try me some kangaroo.

  2. Jacob Grier says:

    Actually, kangaroo has astonishingly high shmarbon shmavings.

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