THE PERILS OF PROTEIN
A rather straightforward headline in Scientific American voices the latest climate concern in some circles.
“Eating too much protein makes pee a problem pollutant in the U.S.,” the publication noted in a new analysis.
“In the U.S., people eat more protein than they need to. And though it might not be bad for human health, this excess does pose a problem for the country’s waterways. The nation’s wastewater is laden with the leftovers from protein digestion: nitrogen compounds that can feed toxic algal blooms and pollute the air and drinking water,” the publication advised.
Marc Morano, founder of Climate Depot, a watchdog site on climate-related issues, made note of the warning.
“They will not give up. They will continue to scare you about climate change in every, and any conceivable way. Now when you pee, you are allegedly a human pollution machine that is heating up the planet,” he countered.
“The voiding of your bladder must be curtailed for the sake of the planet! So says ‘The Science’!” Mr. Morano said in a written statement shared with Inside the Beltway, exclamation points and all.