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Recently Global Warming has really become a world issue and has successfully spread deep fears for the inhabitants of the planet.
Massive massive campaigns on this theme successfully made the theme of Global Warming so sexy and interesting that it became a highly salable item. This huge human fear of this global warming theme makes any campaign on this theme so sold. So frightening this theme until there is even a refusal of hydropower development in my village, because feared will accelerate the happening of global warming.
Another example of how interesting and sexy is this Global Warming theme I witnessed some time ago, when I was with my son and wife shopping at Carrefour. At that time, there I witnessed a WWF counter (World Wide Fund), an environmental NGO that is very aggressive campaigning on the dangers of Global Warming. At the counter, WWF puts its callous-looking personnel and acts like a cigarette SPG close to every visitor of this shopping mall who looks elegant, to be asked for money as he says it will be used to plant trees in an effort to prevent Global Warming.
The onslaught of the Global Warming prevention campaign seems so international that it sometimes seems ridiculous, because the issues they stretcher are often incompatible with the situation in which the issue is being campaigned.
A week ago I landed at Adi Sucipto Airport in Jogjakarta.
As usual getting off the plane I went into the baggage claim space, and there, as usual there were a lot of billboards promoting various products or ideas.
One of those billboards was very interesting to me, as it contained the Global Warming prevention campaign. This billboard is interesting not because of its intelligent content, but otherwise because it is ridiculous.
This advertisement has a theme, Be Veg, Go Green campaigned by SOS, which is likely to be an NGO.
In this billboards with a provocative style of communication, people who read these billboards are herded to concern about global Warming. On the board it is strikingly illustrated that far more pollution is caused by the consumption behavior of livestock products than the pollution generated by all modes of transport combined as a whole.
This billboard is perfect if it is installed at an airport located in a city in Western Europe or North America, because in fact they do consume a lot of meat produced by the livestock industry. On May 25, 2009, a global Warming observer named Meg Wolff wrote an article https://www.fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=Help-Stop-Global-Warming-By-Decreasing-Animal -Consumption.html & Itemid = 81 titled "Help Stop Global Warming By Decreasing Animal Consumption"
In this article Meg Wolff quotes Kathy Freston from Quantum Wellness Cleanse saying that we can make a big effect (reduce Global Warming) by abandoning the behavior of consuming animal foods.Kathy says more than 90% of the Amazon land cleared since 1970 is used by the meat industry. By the meat industry, the cleared Amazon land is used as pasture land or planted with grass as animal feed. When trees are felled and then burned to clear the land, there is a large amount of carbon dioxide released into the air that contributes to global warming ".
Then a study conducted by T Collin in 2009, found that 50% of greenhouse gases are produced on farmland. Approximately 2/3 of agricultural products are consumed by livestock, while only one third of human consumption is consumed.
To solve that problem, Quantum Wellness Cleanse advises people not to eat meat for 21 days for a month, or at least not to consume meat and dairy products once or twice a week.
So based on this explanation, it is indeed a matter of meat and animal products is a big problem in developed countries whose welfare level is already high.
But is it true that the consumption of meat and animal products is also a problem in this archipelago? … Apparently the answer is no.
In Indonesia, cattle farms have not become the industry, cattle fattening is still a home-based business. Chickens have already begun breeding large-scale. But in general, for most Indonesians, meat products, milk and all derivatives such as cheese, butter and yogurt and even fresh fish are still seen as a sumptuous meal. So the problems experienced by the people of Indonesia about the consumption of animal products is exactly the opposite of what is experienced by developed countries.
Instead of eating too much meat and other animal products, Indonesia is a very low level of meat and other animal products.
In an article in republika, https://www.gizi.net/cgi-bin/berita/fullnews.cgi?newsid1127803684,20317, Rochadi Tawaf, Executive Director of the Beef Producers Association and Fitlot Indonesia (APFINDO) said that the consumption of animal protein Indonesian society is still below the standards set by FAO.
According Rochadi Tawaf, the standard set by FAO, the consumption of animal protein of Indonesia at least of 6 gr / capita / hari. However, currently people in Indonesia just consume animal protein as much as 4.19 gr / capita / hari. '' Because it only reached 4.19 gr / capita / hari, it means based on the minimum nutritional norms of this new nation consume 69.8 percent animal protein.
Even if meat consumption is more devoted to beef, then the consumption is only 1.7 kg / capita / year.
Whereas the standard consumption of animal protein should be at least 6 grams / capita / day, equivalent to meat consumption as much as 10.1 kg, 3.5 kg eggs, and milk 6.4 kg / capita / year.Currently, the new Indonesian people can meet meat consumption as much as 5.25 kg, 3.5 kg eggs, and milk 5.5 kg / capita / year. '' Animal protein is needed by humans and can not be replaced by function or role by other types of proteins, because animal proteins have essential amino acids.
The animal protein is needed to create a smart and healthy society and only by meeting the minimum standard of nutrition (which means consuming enough animal protein) will form a healthy and intelligent community.
Then what about the problem of Global Warming ?.
Due to the many news and information about global warming displayed by the media, many people suspect that the recent temperature heat caused by the occurrence of Global Warming. In fact the heat of Earth's temperature recently was due to increased solar activity (read: https://en.news.yahoo.com/dtik/20100304/tpl-lapan-badai-matahari-terjadi-antara-b28636a.html).
In the world of scientists, there are many who suspect that the issue of Global Warming is nothing but a fairy tale created by some people for money reasons. The fear of people about Global Warming has been made a great business opportunity for some others who have extraordinary business sense.
One who publicly expressed his suspicions about the issue of Global Warming is Claude Allegre, France's most prominent geophysicist member of the French socialist party who served as ministre de la recherche et acadmicien minister.
Allegre, who is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and at the same time America has written over 100 scientific articles, wrote 11 books that received various scientific awards in the field of science, including one Goldschmidt Medal from the American Geochemical Society.
On September 21, 2006, Claude Alegre wrote an article https://www.fahayek.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1179&Itemid=1 in the French newspaper L'Express which he named "Neiges du Kilimandjaro".
In this article he writes Claude Allegre says that the real cause of climate change is completely unknown (unlike what so many have believed that climate change is caused by greenhouse gases), whether it is caused by nature or is caused by humans.
This article appears in reaction to a well-known photograph taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand depicting the shrinking of the ice sheet at the top of Kilimanjaro mountain which is immediately followed by various cliches about Global Warming. Yet at the same time in various magazines and scientific journals, an article written by many Glaciologists (ice experts) suggests that the mass of glaciers in Antarctica remain balanced and completely unchanged for the last 30 years.
There is one point that becomes a common consensus among experts, that if Global Warming does occur, then the effect will be more prevalent at the poles than in the Equator.So if you want to know whether the Global Warming is there or not, then what needs to be studied is the polar region is not the Equator. That's why many climatologists do research in the polar regions.
When the experts who wrote these scientific journals examined the polar regions, they did find the fact that the amount of ice is melting in the Antarctic, but at the same time there is a layer of ice that grows thicker elsewhere.
Because of that fact, it is not without reason when at the end of this article Claude Allegre says "Toutefois, comme ce n'est pas la mode, on reste passif. En attendant, l'cologie de l'impuissance protestataire est devenue un business trs lucratif pour quelques-uns! ", which in Indonesian is more or less meaningful," When this (the cause of climate change) does not become a trend, we remain passive, while (out there), (when rampant) again, (this issue) has become a lucrative business for some people "
So, that's why if anyone is so frightened by the issue of global warming, I consider it a mere belief, and whose name trust is a human right.
Just do not because mentang-mentang have such belief and then talkative campaigns to frighten people with the theme in copy-paste from the west, because in fact, the problems we face here is very different, even in contrast to the problems that exist in the west .
Win Wan Nur
Special Member of UKM-PA Leuser Unsyiah
Notes: On October 2, 2006, the Claude Allegre article published by L'Express received a rebuttal from a group of experts, who submitted a rebuttal to the information submitted by Claude Allagre
Those who refute this are:
Paul Duval, Research Director of CNRS, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Gophysique de lEnvironnement (LGGE) at Saint-Martin dHres.Michel Fily, Lecturer at Joseph Fourier University, Director of LGGE
Jean Jouzel, Director of CEA Research, Director of the Paul-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL)
Valrie Masson, CEA Researcher, responsible in the field of Glatology at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de lEnvironnement (LSCE) in Saclay
Dominique Raynaud *, Director of CNRS Research, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Gophysique de lEnvironnement (LGGE)
Thomas Stocker, Lecturer at Berne University (Switzerland), Director at the Climatic and Environmental Physics Laboratory.
Their denial is sent to L'Express with a full range of denial data available here https://www-lgge.ujf-grenoble.fr/actu/Reponse-Allegre.pdf