BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): All right, it's the latest item on the chopping block for climate change activists. Best animation ever. A new report from the U.N. says eating less meat is crucial to saving the planet. The planet we're discussing, Earth. Here to weigh in is executive editor of the ClimateDepot.com and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, Marc Morano. Marc, if we don't stop eating meat, what will happen to the planet? Nothing good, according to the U.N.
MARC MORANO (CLIMATEDEPOT.COM): Yeah, the U.N. is at it again. After saving the planet in 2015 with the U.N.-Paris agreement -- and I mean, they had celebrations, they had finally done it -- they are now saying that they didn't save the planet. That now we need a massive expansion of the UN's regulatory power by limiting and reducing and actually getting rid of meat eating all together. So that's their new target.
KILMEADE: And of course the U.S. eats more meat, I guess, they claim. The average American consumption of beef is 57 pounds a year, poultry 110, and pork rounds 50. So the question is, what do those numbers do to the environment?
MORANO: Well they're claiming that meat eating is one of the most destructive environmental actions. They're saying that emissions from cows in past reports are worth more emissions than all of the transportation sector -- airlines, planes, automobiles, combined. So they have made the cow their primary target. And this goes into the Green New Deal as well. The Green New Deal is going after meat eating as well. The former United Nations chief actually said they want to treat meat eating, banish meat eaters, to the separate section like they used to do smokers in restaurants. The former U.K. climate adviser involved with the U.N. has said we need to make meat eating soaring costs. If your behavior, like eating meat, is in odds with the climate agenda, you are now at odds with the regulatory state. And they're talking about huge taxes, 19% tax in Germany right now.
KILMEADE: I don't want to get too distracted, but if we have to get rid of our energy sector, right, because of course that's destroying the world. Now we have to tell the farmers and tell those ranchers get rid of cattle, is anyone going to work anymore or are we just going to get Andrew Yang's $1,000 a month and then go to the Walmart? Meanwhile, here's a look at how much we have. They say that America eats 25% of the world's meat. So, again, all eyes on us.
MORANO: All eyes on us. And interestingly enough, back in the 1970s, they predicted a food catastrophe based on the global cooling scare. Now they're saying because of global warming, we need to change our meat habits. This is nothing more than regulatory lifestyle controls directed by the U.N. They're empowering themselves with this report. They claim more than 100 experts came together. It's an open call by the United Nations for activist policy in taxes and regulation. And we have already seen many activists come out with ideas like the meat patch, like a nicotine patch to induce allergies so people won't eat meat. And it's getting wackier and wackier. But they're dead serious. They're going after meat eating in a way that we've never envisioned. Taxes and regulation.