Stop global warming? Put down the burger

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Do you want to battle climate change effectively? Then put down that cheeseburger! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that direct emissions from meat production account for about 18 percent of the world's total greenhouse gas — roughly equivalent to the amount from cars and trucks. Are there really global benefits for going meat-free?
Pamela Martin, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Chicago

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Kent DePinto

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