If you're a carnivore, aim to cut your meat intake in half this year. Meat
takes more resources to produce than other forms of protein, so it's an
inefficient source of fuel."
First of all, IF you're a carnivore? There's no ifs, ands or buts. We are carniverous. It just so happens that some people fight millenia of evolution and choose not to eat meat. But that instinct to eat meat is always there. And I might as well forestall any vegetarian-is-better arguments, cuz I don't wanna hear 'em. I know all the pros and cons. I simply believe that beef is better.
Second of all, to say humans are carnivores is misleading. We truly aren't. We are omnivores. Carnivores eat only meat. Herbivores eat only plant life. Humans eat a variety of foods - plants and animals, therefore we are omnivores.
Third of all, yes it does take a great deal of resources to cultivate meat sources. However, we live in an area of the world where it takes almost as many resources to procure other forms of protein like beans, lentils, soy, etc ... These are items that have to be shipped here for the better part of the year. In areas of the world where it's NOT -25 on a daily basis in the winter, the other-sources-of-protein-is-cheaper argument is valid.
If we want to reduce our green footprint, then the best choice would be to buy locally. And that includes your meats.
Variety and moderation. Thought and planning. Simple concepts people.