Monday, December 3, 2012
Climate Change Study Indicates Amount Of Heat-Trapping Pollution Rose By 3 Percent Worldwide Last Year
"Livestock's Long Shadow" is a report by the UN. It points out the exorbitant amount of greenhouse gas produced by animals raised for food. It takes carbon 100 years to leave the atmosphere but methane, (an even more potent greenhouse gas), dissapates in only several months. The conclusion is that the most immediate and dramatic thing we can, "throw at the problem" is shifting to a 100% plant based diet. Lightbulbs and Prius cars really pale besides dietary change in effectiveness. They are red herrings.
Not to mention the health aspect of a 100% plant based diet. Not to mention the drastic reduction in water use to produce plants to eat as opposed to plants to feed to animals to eat.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost