I WROTE regarding the Oxford Mail’s recent Issue column on eating meat.

This week the world’s leaders are meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the impending doom that will be caused by global warming.

I’m sure the people of Oxford will hear a lot about how people should cut down on long haul holidays and how switching lights off will save the planet. No doubt world leaders will be tucking in to a five-course dinner which is highly unlikely to be vegetarian.

This worries me as numerous organisations including the UN, have clearly stated that people will need to eat less meat if the world is to conquer climate change.

This is because direct emissions of methane from cows and pigs are a significant source of greenhouse gases. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.

Let’s hope for all our sakes this conference will not be more hot air.