In a surprise move, Minister President Viktor Orban of Hungary revealed an ambitious national plan to combat climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps the centrepiece of Mr. Orban’s plan is to replace the world-famouse Hungarian goulash with an insect-based diet.
“Beef is bad for the environment. Cattle use a lot of our water and energy. But even more importantly, they are some of the main emitters of methane into the atmosphere. And as we all know, methane is a very potent greenhouse gas, 10 times more dangerous than CO2. Hungary is committed to fighting climate change, for a better world, for future generations”, Mr. Orban said in a press conference in Budapest, while a tear was running down his cheek.
Mr. Orban’s supporters and opponents alike have speculated about the Hungarian PM being terminally ill or perhaps going through an emotional breakdown after his rhinoceros escaped and sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy. This is also because rumour has it Mr. Orban privately confessed to actually firmly believe in the rule of law, democracy and the benefits of Central European University operating in Budapest. Romania was the first country to welcome the decision. While taking a break from her alphabet-learning classes, Romanian PM Viorica Dancila said goulash was a Romanian dish anyway so now her country can rightfully claim it back under EU’s Protected Designation of Origin.