LONDON – Goldsmith university bans beef burgers from university campus in effort to fight climate change.
Scientists have been arguing that beef causes more harm to the environment as cows require more land and water for grazing and as result they produce more methane than any other animal in the world.
What is Methane? – According to UCAR Center for Science Education, Methane is gas that is found in small quantities in Earth’s atmosphere. Methane is the simplest hydrocarbon, consisting of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms.
The art design and cultural studies and humanities types university recently got a new VC by the name Prof Frances Corner.
The university is taking measures to ban all beef produce and levy a charge of £0.10 (10 pence) on single use plastics and bottled water.
In addition their new campuses will feature solar panels in an effort to switch to clean energy across the university and encourage more students to take courses related to climate change.
They have also planned on planting more trees around the university to use up the carbon dioxide.
The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore
said Prof Frances Corner who is the new head of the university.
The university reported that it carbon foot print was in the realms of 3.7 million kilograms per year and that is why they are working hard to cut this down by half by 2025.
To back this new drastic 180 degrees turnaround by the university is the student union president who has welcomed the new approach introduced by Professor Frances Cornor.
In a statement put out by the Student Union President he said:
“Our house is on fire, “I believe Frances Corner and the university management are realising this and making these changes to put their part of the house fire out.
“The SU will be a part of this process every step of the way to make sure this stays true, seeking to speed the process up wherever possible, and will keep the college community updated throughout.”
Following the world wide attention this has development has received, Campaign groups such as Greenpeace are now calling for other universities to follow suit and suffice to say that they might buckle under the pressure or risk being labelled and watermarked climate change deniers.