Climate and meat

In recent years, the climate has become an increasingly appreciated natural resource, as it has largely affects animals, plants, food production, water sources, well -being and health, production and energy consumption. In addition to natural factors, the climate and its changes have no doubt a great influence.

1.3 billion cows and a billion pigs, estimated by the global population, and other animals used for human nutrition, together create more greenhouse gases than the entire global transport system. Most greenhouse gases, the origin of the livestock, are methane. Methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas that, unlike much weaker carbon dioxide, which takes some 100 years to break down in the atmosphere, breaks down in 8 to 10 years. A sudden decrease in the amount of greenhouse gases can lead to a sudden cooling of the planet. (Geoff Russell Csiro Perfidy, 2009)

According to UN reports, we use 30 percent of land for livestock today, mostly in the form of permanent pastures. In addition, about a third of all the world’s cultivated land for the production of animal feed. In order to ensure sufficient landscapes and fields for the production of feed, the tropical rainforest is severely cut down. In addition, large amounts of fertilizers are used in the fields where raw materials are grown.

These facts have an extremely negative impact on the climate and, consequently, all of our planet. However, organic vegan food production generates 94 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the average meat, milk and dairy diet. What’s more, a vegan driven by an off -road car creates smaller amounts of greenhouse gas than a carnivorous carnivore. Therefore, the UN calls for a global shift to a vegan diet to maintain renewability, as the global human population is expected to increase to 9.1 billion by 2050.

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