UN Chief António Guterres, Citing Climate Worries, Says He Only Eats At Steak Houses Once Every 3 Months

From The Daily Caller

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he’s cut back eating out at steak houses because of his concern over global warming.

Guterres said he “used to love steak houses but now only goes once every three months because livestock contribute significantly to warming,” The Associated Press reported Wednesday, paraphrasing his comments.

It’s unclear how often Guterres ate out at steak houses before warming worried him.

In that same interview, Guterres said global warming would be a “total disaster” if countries don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions fast enough. The U.N.’s latest climate report said emissions need to drastically fall by 2030 to avoid more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming.

Not meeting that goal “would mean a catastrophic situation for the whole world,” Guterres said.

In the interview, Guterres called for no more coal-fired power plants to be built after 2020 and a price on carbon dioxide emissions. Guterres wants to end all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Guterres sat down with the AP before heading to Pacific islands he said are being hardest hit by global warming. Guterres plans on using the “moral authority” of people on Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to convince larger countries to fight warming.

“We need to make people understand that this is not sustainable,” he said. “And the reason why I’m optimistic is that I feel that more and more people are convinced of that. And as more and more people are convinced of that, I believe governments will feel the need to increase their political will which at this present moment is still lagging behind.”

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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. Parker Song/Pool via REUTERS.

Small island nations are often held up as being on the “front lines” of global warming. U.N. officials said sea level rise threatens to overtake islanders, turning them into “climate refugees” in the coming years.

However, a comprehensive 2018 study found roughly 89% of assessed islands were stable or increased in size, despite sea level rise.

“Importantly, islands located in ocean regions affected by rapid sea-level rise showed neither contraction nor marked shoreline retreat, which indicates that they may not be affected yet by the presumably negative, that is, erosive, impact of sea-level rise,” reads the study by University of La Rochelle researcher Virginie Duvat.

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101 thoughts on “UN Chief António Guterres, Citing Climate Worries, Says He Only Eats At Steak Houses Once Every 3 Months

  1. Antonio should stop flying, and order all UN officials to stop flying. They can teleconference instead.

    • Loved how he was “sitting down with AP” before flying off to tropical islands. Yep, he’s uber concerned about global warming and is doing everything he can.

      • I have been … *ahem* … “studying” the impact of Climate Change on the Hawaiian islands for the last 20 years. In particular, I have been studying the relationship between climate change and the declining quality of orange curaçao in my Mai Tai’s. I have been documenting hundreds of Mai Tais in my ongoing research. However, so much MORE research needed … please send $$$$$ to my Mai Tai-GlobalWarming Go Fund Me page. Traveling to the islands isn’t cheap … nor is Mamma’s Fish House in Maui.

        • Would be more adverse effects from volcanic activity you see? Seems that the Co2 plant food gem gets the blame for everything.

    • Okay. I’m wondering how many steak dinners the CO2 expenditure for 1 round trip flight to a climate conference is worth.

      I am also wondering if he intends to order steak at those fancy restaurants these charlatans dine at on their taxpayer funded per Diem. A steak dinner at taxpayer expense and he can write that CO2 expenditure off.

      Its on us so we need to work it off which is actually the way these fat cat bureaucrats think. As much as they hate to tell us, we need to make the sacrifice on their behalf.

      • Al Gore / Gaia / AGW issue worshiper, I must have become. I can’t even remember how many years back it’s been since I ate at a steakhouse.

    • Tell him to stop belching and fratting, and I’ll listen to him. The need to tell everyone he’s virtue-signaling (again, probably) is almost as bad as watching him squirm over it.

      Steak, huh? I haven’t had one in a while. Been dealing with the side effects of the vaunted flu shot last fall. But I could go for one with nice, crispy fries and a GREEN salad with RED tomatoes and GREEN onions.

      What a load of baloney!!!!

      • Exactly my thoughts, Sara!

        I haven’t eaten in a steakhouse in years.
        Steaks are a rarity in my household as only meats requiring long moist cooking are within my budget range.

        I decry the failures of USDA and FDA to address the cost increasing tricks of the meat process. Meats come well soaked in water.

        Ground and allegedly cured meats no longer fry in a frying pan, they steam, spit and pop hot grease everywhere as the excess water is driven out of the meat fiber.

        The meat producers and groceries abuse the levels of legally allowed gristle and bone in their less expensive ground meats. In addition to ground meats being filled with bone bits and rubberlike tendons, many add pink slime that turn resulting products, e.g. burger, meatball, into a hockey puck material.

        When possible, I purchase larger portions of chuck and shoulder and run it through my grinder.

        Yet, we are supposed to feel sorry for an entitled elitist socialist whining about eating fewer steaks at steakhouses.
        Oh yeah, I feel so sorry for uber wealthy jetsetting Guterres. Not!

    • He’s cut down to only 3 flights a week in his private 757.

      Come on! The world needs him.

    • Maybe he should consider exhaling through a portable CO2 capturing and storage device as well.

    • You can’t experience the true pain of his suffering, the moisture of his tears, the desperate hand-wringing, from a teleconference. Maybe some time in the future, when technology has provided for the necessary emotional theatrics, this will be more relevant.

    • This guy needs to lose some serious weight – steaks only every three months? I doubt it.

      He should stop overeating and stop flying – to reduce his monstrous huge CO2 ass-print.

      He should also try exhaling CO2 only every three months. 🙂

      • if he REALLY cared?
        he could hungerstrike
        might take a while to gain sympathy though
        funny how the “larger” (heads/egos /guts/ among us never seem to choose that option of protest?

  2. Not meeting that goal “would mean a catastrophic situation for the whole world…” </blockquote My emphasis.

    Why?

    Schellnhuber, who came up with the notion of an upper limit has said many times that the figure just popped into his head when pestered by reporters.

    Even Kevin Trenberth has recently had to explain that environmental "damage" would occur very gradually and not precipitously. (Assuming increased CO2 actually was a cause of "extreme weather events".)

    The concept of a "tipping point" is proven to be a scientific myth; that only serves to cause anxiety (to the point of mental illness in some) in the ignorant and impressionable. But of course, that is the purpose.

    • Dr. Schellnhuber, was dubbed CBE by Her Majesty in 2004 for ouspoken upper limits on human population – 2 billion. He calculated that by lowering the energy densits flux of economies by decarbonizing and no-nuclear, we will fall back to paleolithic levels.

      So it’s fake news that it “popped out”. Talk about the arithmetic of mass death! The kind of maths even Royals understand.

      • German ✔️
        Elite✔️
        Misanthropic fanatic✔️
        Dubious ethics✔️
        Xenocidal maniac?
        Of course

      • He looks as though he could do with eating a lot less steak and everything else.

      • and at the cost of electricity and /or gas, a lot of steakhouses cant afford it either.
        shops in Aus are battling to stay viable with massive power bills , butchers petshops and food handling etc

      • I haven’t eaten in a steak house since the late 1970s and that was at Vlado’s in Melbourne, Oz. Very special place. Not cheap 🙂 Current prices are around $100 to $110 a head.

        The steak houses that I’d been taken to in the UK, probably once a year, as a treat when I was a child were, I realised later, chain restaurants. The steak version of Maccas.

        I had a radical nephrectomy because of renal cell carcinoma a couple of years ago and now I only have one kidney. I’m on a low-protein diet.

        I still eat steaks, but not as often as I used to and they are smaller. I still enjoy them. We buy best quality steaks, usually rib-eye/Scotch fillet, from one of the local butchers. Not from a supermarket. The meat does not come from a factory or a packing house. Add in mashed potatoes (lower GI potatoes) and a lot of mushrooms and you have a feast.

  3. However, a comprehensive 2018 study found roughly 89% of assessed islands were stable or increased in size, despite sea level rise.

    “Importantly, islands located in ocean regions affected by rapid sea-level rise showed neither contraction nor marked shoreline retreat, which indicates that they may not be affected yet by the presumably negative, that is, erosive, impact of sea-level rise,” reads the study by University of La Rochelle researcher Virginie Duvat.

    Or of course the claims of the disastrous effects of ‘sea level rise’ are completely wrong.

    • CH4 doesn’t have a lot of absorption bands in the relevant LWIR spectrum and its strongest one is not aligned with an H2O line of any significance. CO2 has a much broader absorption spectrum and many of its lines overlap with water vapor, perhaps this was what you were thinking of?

      CH4 will never be a problem even in the impossible event that the IPCC was right about the ECS. Even at a 10x increase in concentration, the incremental absorption would be a small fraction of what would arise from doubling CO2.

  4. I would suggest to the Secretary-General that it is not necessarily a matter of political will, it is a matter of not believing. Or a matter of believing that the worst of it is far enough off that they (the politicians) don’t need to worry about it.

    Either way, in the eyes of many, I suggest that the Secretary-General is be-clowning himself.

  5. From the article: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he’s cut back eating out at steak houses because of his concern over global warming.

    Guterres said he “used to love steak houses but now only goes once every three months because livestock contribute significantly to warming,” The Associated Press reported Wednesday, paraphrasing his comments.

    It’s unclear how often Guterres ate out at steak houses before warming worried him.”

    Guterres didn’t say he had sworn off steaks, just steak houses. How many steaks does he eat at home?

    This is the kind of silly rhetoric we get out of the alarmist fanatics. Worrying over eating a steak. Does he really worry, or is he just putting us on? Skeptics want to know.

    • You think the global ruling class eats at home? They don’t have time between wine and dines and flying to Tuvalu.

      • Of course they eat at home (when they’re not jetting off around the world). That’s what their personal chef is for.

  6. From the article: “In that same interview, Guterres said global warming would be a “total disaster” if countries don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions fast enough. The U.N.’s latest climate report said emissions need to drastically fall by 2030 to avoid more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming.”

    Cheer up then! The global temperatues have cooled 0.5C since Feb. 2016 !

    Have a nice, juicy steak to celebrate.

    • Add me to the juicy steak list also, Tom. Thanks to Guterres cut-back I now feel no guilt when I fart. Thanks!

    • What exactly is suppose to happen if we do reach 1.5 degree increase in the Earth’s average temperature? I have listened to what they claim but so far all I have heard is that somehow catastrophic weather is going to get worse. Some even claim that it already has all over with world. Will suddenly sea level rise so fast that we need the Biblical Noah back?

    • That clip could convert even the most hard core true-believer alarmist. What a phony, gasbag politician blathering about sacrificing chop house steaks while flying off to Fiji. Why do we continue to fund such an obvious sham like the UN?

  7. Outstanding information is emerging on meat-based diets and how they affect personal health and well being in positive ways – as well as on problems associated with plant-based diets such as antinutrients, oxalates, and reduced bioavailability. A good place to start getting information is a Podcast titled Peak Human.

    • Complete BS. Ultra-low fat is the healthiest diet, it’s known since Kempner and Pritikin, since 80 years by now… Look up Dr. McDougall or Dr. Ornish.

  8. From the article: In the interview, Guterres called for no more coal-fired power plants to be built after 2020 and a price on carbon dioxide emissions.”

    A completely unrealistic expectation. Come back and revisit this after you get China and India’s cooperation to stop building coal-fired power plants.

    To suggest this is reasonable or realistic shows just how divorced from reality Guterres really is.

  9. “He Only Eats At Steak Houses Once Every 3 Months”
    Good so I can eat steak there all the other times and be in good company. Just post on Facebook when you’re going to be there dude.

  10. “Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang”

    Wow, what a mismatch of minds, I wonder if any of these UN leaders, (sic), really have a clue about how mentally outclassed they are by the Chinese, by Putin, by (your choice here). I would love to see Alan Simpson, in his prime, do the slow-western-twang deconstruction of anything he has to say about anything

  11. No, cattle creating methane is not disrupting the climate. Stop pandering to catastrophists.

  12. He only GOES every three months …… the rest of the time he orders in ….. 😉

  13. “Guterres wants to end all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”

    Does that mean he plans to stop breathing?

  14. There’s another who is going to find it difficult to climb down when the planet cools.

  15. This is basically a Mad-Lib: ” vows to cut back on , because contributes significantly to warming.”

  16. Oh wow! Look at this exemplary UN official !
    He has been a “Climate Killer” by eating steaks nearly every day , now he regretting his crimes, he is going to be a good believer in CAGW and will sin only once in three months!
    Hallelujah!
    I was just reading Tim Ball’s article:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/05/01/a-story-of-co2-data-manipulation/
    (see the heritage.org chart of greenhouse gases )!
    The facts, – and then this nonsense!
    Unbelievable !

      • As a typical communist, he preaches water and drinks winechampagne! (I think he prefers>> Champagne Armand de Brignac<<)

  17. Well hells bells. I don’t eat at steak houses any more than that.*

    Look Ma, I’m a climate-concerned guy after all!

    * = though mostly due to budgetary concerns.

  18. It is ironic the Reuters picture has him sitting across from the Chinese premier. China’s and India’s increasing emissions swamp his efforts in cutting back on steak and all of the developed world’s CO2 emission cuts.

    • What’s he going to do to stop the Chinese from building coal plants after 2020? Send in UN troops?

      Hide the Chinese children.

  19. In a world where territorial aggrandisement by major nations has been off the menu for a while now, its only reasonable to expect the UN to be trying to find a new raison d’etre ? Turkey’s do not after all vote for Christmas or Thanksgiving 🙂

  20. Has he ever paid for his own meal? That is the question for auditors and public interest.

  21. I’ve cut back on steak, but not for climate reasons.
    It’s just healthier as you get past age 50.
    Now I do salmon and chicken more.

    As for the Pacific islands Gutti is referring to, has any one of them had a problem yet with SLR?

    • Ironically no, it’s not the steaks that made him fat; it’s probably the wine, potatoes, bread, and the deserts he eats WITH the steak.

  22. So our UN chief is yet another of the “educated class” who believes less flatulence will fix the clouds. Has not Sir Gavin the Goddard poo-pooed this concept?

    Not only is the methane of rot measured in insignificant parts per billion, once in the atmosphere it changes to carbon dioxide and water.

    It’s really nothing more than a valid participant in the life cycle. Rejoice!…Nature works!

  23. Canada’s forests absorb 27 times more carbon year than is produced by all Canadians. Here are the numbers:

    Canada has 1000 million acres of forests. Each acre of forest sinks about 15 tons of carbon (dioxide) net per year. Each Canadian produces 15 tons of carbon (dioxide) per year, which is equivalent to about 1/2 acre of trees.

    Thus Canada’s forests absorb as much carbon dioxide as produced by 1000 million Canadians. However, there are only 37 million Canadians.

    Thus, Canada’s forest each year absorb 27 TIMES more CO2 than is produced by all Canadian’s.

    As such, Canadians have a negative carbon footprint. Our footprint absorbs carbon dioxide.

    • Ferd, I understand the Vancouver port facility is the leading exporter of coal on the North American west coast. Shouldn’t the resultant “escaping” emissions be included in Canada’s carbon footprint? Or does China wear those shoes?

      So what?

      • M.W.
        By accepted international convention, the emissions from coal (and all fossil fuels) are credited with the country in which it is burned.
        If your suggestion were to hold, then Saudi Arabia would be one of the world’s leading emitters. They aren’t. Their oil is burned in many different countries, and the emissions go to those countries that purchase that oil. And you don’t get to double count the emissions.

        Nice try though.

        • Not just specifically fossil fuels, either. In the UK, the Drax wood-burning power station is slowly obliterating the east coast forests of the United States. Within the EU rules (following international convention) the resulting power is carbon neutral. The carbon cost of processing and transporting the pellets three and a half thousand miles is debited to the US, double whammy. Within 100 miles of Drax are two of the largest remaining coal reserves in the UK and the country is sitting on a potential 100 years plus of readily accessible fracked reserve, but the government has capitulated to a small, but highly active, collection of NGOs exerting green pressure. Exploration has virtually come to a standstill.

        • Joel, thanks for the reply.
          Now I’m thinking there needs to be another carbon climate change bs category….

          How about the “Exported Footprint”…the “EF” total would not place any weight on the exporter’s own footprint, however it would reveal the “hypocrisy” behind their claim of responsible carbon footprint behavior.

  24. Sr. Guterres,
    Next time you go to the steakhouse, we can carpool. Save on those extra emissions. ¿You are buying, verdad?
    Su amigo,
    Mumbles

    P.S. I only WISH I could afford to go out for steak every 3 months.

  25. The United States has 750 million acres of forests. Each acre absorbs 15 tons of CO2 per year, which is the same amount as each American emits per year.

    Thus the forests of America each year absorb as much carbon dioxide as would be produced by 750 million Americans.

    However the population of the US is only 350 million. Thus each American has a negative footprint. They absorb 2 TIMES as much carbon pollution as they produce.

  26. From the looks of him, it is more likely his doctor told him to cut down on red meat. Since he was going to do it anyway, why not take advantage and try to look like you were walking the walk.

  27. Unbelievable! I very much doubt he has EVER visited a steakhouse, at least since he attained his current exalted status – he is just trying to identify with the plebians. He jets (private, or slumming it in first class) around the globe completely detached from the realities the rest of humanity endures. I bet his airline meals are nothing like the ones we eat in cattle class. The UN is totally unaccountable, so the extravagant lunches and $300 a head dinners go unreported, meanwhile he comes out with this crap.

    By the way, Mr Guterres, is that a disposable single use plastic water bottle you have there?

  28. Every idiot that believes as he does should go on a starvation diet – and stay on it until they starve. That would “solve” the whole “problem” because the rest of us could then just go on with our lives unburdened with their propaganda.

  29. First Evita, now Peron chimes in with more nonsense. What a UN over-privileged pair.

  30. I feel terrible about the UN’s location in Manhattan. There is so much wealth and power concentrated that area. The United States is a first world power and doesn’t need the UN. President Trump should insist that it be relocated to a disadvantaged area that would greatly benefit from the economic activity the UN would bring. Someplace in central Africa, Malawi or Liberia maybe. It’s a simple thing that would improve lives in the region. I’m sure the UN ambassadors would rally behind such a proposal, it’s the right thing to do.

  31. “United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he’s cut back eating out at steak houses because of his concern over global warming.”

    So now he has his personal chef make more in his own home?

    Saves on the “carbon” driving to said steak houses I guess.

  32. I’m reminded of Obama’s “climate initiative” that included filling up your car tires and taking the golf clubs out of the trunk to improve mileage.

    This isn’t even saving pennies against the national debt. It’s less than nothing. So many orders of magnitude below effective reductions that the only thing I can call it is “homeopathic”.

  33. Tx for this. Just increases my loathing and detestation of the privileged plonkers in these institutions. Wanker!

  34. Perhaps I could help the poor fellow out if he pays me to offset his steak consumption. It won’t be difficult because I never eat steak anyway. I can only afford it in cheap eateries where it always turns out to be tough as old boots. I just can’t afford the good restaurants where steak is actually edible. So if he pays me $1,000 a month, I will refrain from eating steak so that he can go to steakhouses with a clean conscience.

  35. I only eat at steak houses every three months also, but it’s not because of climate worries. It’s because of economic conditions. Govt raises my taxes so much that I only have about 50% of my income to work with. Inflation takes the rest of it.

  36. In my personal effort to stop global warming and prevent bovine flatulence from killing us all I have vowed to eat steak until evil cattle are no more. If I start a crowd funding site to cover the huge costs of steak for three meals per day will you guys help me pay for it? Since political experts only give us 12 more years, cholesterol is no longer a concern. Oh the sacrifices I am willing to make.

  37. Last week the thermometer dipped to 21 degrees here, wiping out my apricot blossoms! I wish this guy would eat steak more often! We could use a little Global Warming!!

  38. This is all a part of the rubbish that comes out of the UN and the IPCC.

    So we kill off all of the domestic animals which we currently eat. Would it
    make any difference, more grass available for other forms of life to eat

    CO2 is the gas of all life, every form of life both needs it, and directly or
    indirectly returns it as either methane, CO2 or oxygen.

    MJE VK5ELL

  39. “UN Chief António Guterres, Citing Climate Worries, Says He Only Eats At Steak Houses Once Every 3 Months”
    >>

    Can we get a ‘Fact-Check’ on this one? I suspect not.

    Bet he’s got a private chef making steak for him every other night when he’s not going out to a ‘steak house’.

    It’s good to be The Caesar!

  40. Mr Guterres has already made a contribution. His brain doesn’t work and so is not producing any CO2. Thank you Mr Guterres for being excruciatingly dumb.

  41. What a guy! taking one for the team like that. Yes folks this is how the UN elite sacrifice for the global good. Sometimes he probably even spends hos own money , not UN money, or maybe not.

    Can you imagine the dog and pony show the island States will put on for one of the holders of the big Climate Money Bucket? it will be epic. I wonder of they will fly in some steaks?

  42. Seems to infer that all his meals are restaurant meals but that he only eats steak meals once every 3 months. First of all, I can buy Triple A steak cooked EXACTLY the way I like it with the EXACT rub ingredients I like and perfectly cooked sides for a fraction of the price in any stupid steakhouse. Secondly, if he is unable to cook his own food then he is a failure as a man and as a human being.

  43. A reminder that WE can de-fund this disgusting little troll along with all the rest of the useless UN anytime we muster the gumption. They only have the power and money we willingly give them.

  44. “Guterres sat down with the AP before heading to Pacific islands he said are being hardest hit by global warming. Guterres plans on using the “moral authority” of people on Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to convince larger countries to fight warming.”

    Good for Guterres right now people on Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu expand their air travel capacities so Guterres can fly from over the world to seek moral authority.

    https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&ei=5MTgXNL-PLKMrwTbrqbgCA&q=Tuvalu+air+travel&oq=Tuvalu+air+travel&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.

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