We’re seeing more flooding, droughts and storms, and the seasons are not what they used to be. The climate is changing. How much it changes, and how fast, is up to us. We can limit climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The livestock industry may be responsible for as much as half of our global greenhouse gas emissions! That may sound improbable until you consider what’s involved:
- At any one time there are 27 billion farm animals breathing, burping and farting – that’s a lot of extra CO2 and methane.
- Huge quantities of oil are being burned to power intensive production, processing and transportation of animal feed and meat.
- Forests are being torn down to clear land to grow feed and raise animals, so there are fewer trees to capture CO2.
- Nitrous oxide, released from animal waste and the fertiliser used intensively on feed crops, is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 or methane.
As a part-time carnivore, you have a smaller carbon footprint. Together, we’re helping to protect the planet from climate change.