Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050
Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

A Sydney man has set an ambitious target to phase out his alcohol consumption within the next 29 years, as part of an impressive plan to improve his health.

The program will see Greg Taylor, 73, continue to drink as normal for the foreseeable future, before reducing consumption in 2049 when he turns 101. He has assured friends it will not affect his drinking plans in the short or medium term.

Taylor said it was important not to rush the switch to non-alcoholic beverages. “It’s not realistic to transition to zero alcohol overnight. This requires a steady, phased approach where nothing changes for at least two decades,” he said, adding that he may need to make additional investments in beer consumption in the short term, to make sure no night out is worse off.

Taylor will also be able to bring forward drinking credits earned from the days he hasn’t drunk over the past forty years, meaning the actual end date for consumption may actually be 2060.

To assist with the transition, Taylor has bought a second beer fridge which he describes as the ‘capture and storage’ method.

Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050
Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

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11 Responses to Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

  1. bryntin says:

    As news came out of COP, I made a similar pledge… with charts!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dr Bob Rich says:

    I shall immediately institute a similar plan regarding chocolate.

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    Hilarious. Sad, true, and hilarious, all at the same time.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. daryan12 says:

    Scotland’s electricity grid is now effectively carbon neutral. A number of other countries (who don’t have the same vast resources of wind and hydro) are on route to achieve that within the next few decades. So that sort of implies a timeline between coming up with a plan to phase out fossil fuel and it being implemented takes about 20-30 years or so. And that’s just the grid. Everything else (heating, cars, etc.) add on another 30.

    So unless countries, like Australia for example, have a workable plan, they’ve already passed the necessary legislation and they are starting to shut down coal mines & power stations, even then its going to be highly unlikely they hit their target. But given they haven’t even done that, they’re having a laugh. Its just spin.

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  6. I don’t know if you can say “phase out” if you’re going from drinking to not drinking. What sort of transition is that?
    But, if it worked for him for so many years, I’d be scared to change anything, too.


  7. Catxman says:

    He could have SELECTIVELY quit drinking instead …. kept on with vodka, and reduced the BEER CONSUMPTION, say.

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