Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse-gas emissions (such as methane and CO2) than all the world’s vehicles combined and is therefore the primary contributor to climate change and the climate crisis. Rain forests, which are fundamental to stabilizing the Earth’s climate, are cut down in order to create grazing land for farmed animals or fields that are used to grow crops for animals. Mother Earth’s “green lung” is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate. Even the German Federal Environmental Agency called on consumers to adopt a climate-conscious lifestyle and eat less meat. The agency’s executive, Dr Andreas Troge, told the Berliner Zeitung, “We should re-consider our high meat consumption”. This would not only benefit our health but also the climate. “And it would hardly cause a loss of life quality”, added Troge. Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, called on consumers to eat less meat because of the harm that meat production does to the environment. He referred to studies that showed that the production of 1 kilogram of meat results in 36.4 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
A recent study published on October 21, 2009 by the renowned World Watch institute, authors Goodland and Anhang concluded that over 51% of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions come from Livestock. So the consumption of meat, milk, dairy products and eggs are by far the main reason for climate change. Without changing the diet habits to a vegan diet there is no chance at all to avert a climate catastrophe.
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