More than 50 scientists say we must reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to save the planet from climate change

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has established “Meatless Mondays” in public schools, a step Bloomberg Opinion recommended for everyone. TIME suggested this year that Americans go meatless for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Now, more than 50 scientists have published a letter in the journal Lancet Planetary Health recommending setting 2030 “as the peak year for meat consumption, after which it needs to drop dramatically” — though other scientists would argue that 2030 would be too late to bring the planet back from extinction.

World must hit "peak meat" by 2030 to avoid climate crisis, scientists say

— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 13, 2019

We guess that means we have just over 10 years to eat the world’s meat supply.

I get your peak meat right here…..

— Harley W Daugherty (@Beowulf_i_am) December 13, 2019

Up yours, hippie.

— Sir 'editorial standards' Mycroft (@sir_mycroft) December 13, 2019

— MagnoliaPeach 💃🏼 (@magnoliapeach) December 13, 2019

They’re just printing stream of consciousness stuff now…

— CB762 (@COMBLOC762) December 13, 2019

"With livestock production contributing to climate change, people need to drastically reduce how much meat they eat."
Ummmmmmm…. no. Thanks for asking though.

— Nomad (@Nomad1799) December 13, 2019

I'll take charge of hitting peak bacon. Got it covered 👍

— Digital Paul (@Paul_Cook) December 13, 2019

From my cold, dead hand!

— JFH (@JeromehartlF) December 13, 2019

I'm doing my best already but if it will help the world peak I will definitely patriotically eat even more meat to assure we can all reach "𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐭" by 2030. I feel like an astronaut right now….I have the right stuff!

— Henry Chinaski (@ashsoles) December 13, 2019

damn fire up the grill that picture makes me hungry

— james dollar (@jamesdollar5) December 13, 2019

— The Laughing Man (@laughingmantwit) December 13, 2019

Peak Meat?

— mark mccleary (@joey3574) December 13, 2019

Great band name.

— Doris Daylight (@DorisDaylight1) December 13, 2019

— Dan 🇺🇸 (@danieltobin) December 13, 2019

Just stop

— Stand w Hong Kong (@RubricMarlin) December 13, 2019

Propaganda much?

— Moran (@Cajunhammer68) December 13, 2019


— Dr $irhilly (@irhilly) December 13, 2019

How long before we have to hit peak stupid?

— David Klang (@dsklang21) December 13, 2019

Not happening.

— Peasant H (@c_gt1982) December 13, 2019

I was told we were screwed much sooner than that regardless. So eat, drink and be merry!

— NefariousNarwhal (@NecroticNewt) December 13, 2019

From the people who brought you…

“We’re headed for a second ice age”

“The hole in the ozone is going to kill us.”


“New York will be under water by 2018.”

— Rob Laurich (@rlaurich) December 13, 2019

Peak meat is the new peak oil

— Miguel de León (@xchixm) December 13, 2019

Send it my way… I’ll get rid of it.

— Oz 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 🇧🇷 (@Sir_0z) December 13, 2019

Now I’m looking up “peak meat” trying to figure out what that means…this should get interesting.

— Lindsey McNeely (@LMcNeely1) December 13, 2019

I thought this was a parody article…

— Steve Younghance (@slydawgie) December 13, 2019

Global warming comes from idiots cooking their meat past medium.

Greta is mad folks, just stop it (at rare)!

— Spicy McHaggis (@blackhawkppd) December 13, 2019

Will We Hit #PeakMeat Before 2030?

— The YouTube Critic 2.1 (@nick_mathews22) December 13, 2019

You eat bugs and twigs. I’ll eat meat.

— Tim DeFelice (@TheTimDeFelice) December 13, 2019

The apocalypse is always 10 years away. So predictable.

— RPGuy16 (@RPGuy16) December 13, 2019


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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 21, 2019