An interesting chart:
When the recession hits, people replace more expensive meat with chicken. No word on weather roadkill consumption has increased. But the article at good.is discusses the climate consequences:
Now check out these carbon conversions for different kinds of meat:
1kg beef = 34.6 kg CO2
1kg lamb = 17.4 kg CO2
1kg pork = 6.35 kg CO2
1kg chicken = 4.57 kg CO2
Not too much to add here. But I will say that the benefits of eating less meat (and more efficient meat, to the extent it can be done without cruelty to the animals) are true during any point in the economic cycle. You save money and pounds by sticking with a diet that favors a few really good pieces of beef over Arby’s for lunch every other day.
I was looking for some sort of pun on eating the actual bear of “Bear Market” fame, but they all seemed too silly to bear.