Friday, December 29, 2006

Livestock and Global Warming

Want to fight global warming? Eat less meat (via Sciam Observations):

The livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent -- 18 percent -- than transport....Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth's entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land, [which is] used to produce feed for livestock...The livestock business is among the most damaging sectors to the earth's increasingly scarce water resources, contributing among other things to water pollution, euthropication and the degeneration of coral reefs....Meat and dairy animals now account for about 20 percent of all terrestrial animal biomass.


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Nat-Wu said...

Well, in reality eating meat's not the problem. The problem is that there are just so many dang humans. If we got rid of a bunch of 'em, the remainder could still eat meat and drive cars without destroying the world!

Xanthippas said...

Good point. IF there weren't 6 1/2 billion of us running around, we could eat as much meat as we wanted without harming the environment.