Sir David King
“The carbon and water footprints associated with producing beef are about 20 times larger than maize production. Eating less meat will help the environment.”
Sir David King was the founding director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford and is Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS. He was the government’s chief scientific adviser and head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to December 2007. In that time, he raised the profile of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the £1bn Energy Technologies Institute.