Crucial Worldwatch Institute report:
Cattle industries create 51% of global greenhouse gases.
Yes, you read that right. Animal factories making burgers and milk and other animal products pollute the atmosphere with an estimated 51% of global GHGs (greenhouse gasses). That’s more than all the world’s cars, trucks, buses, ships, and planes COMBINED = 13% of global GHGs.
The cattle, pig and poultry industries — eating cows, milk, pigs, chickens and eggs — are the #1 contributor to planetary heating, the climate crisis.
Read the Washington D.C.-based Worldwatch Institute report detailing how these industries of — including the integral industries of fossil fuel production and transportation enmeshed with animal factories — generate over 1/2 — 51% — of the world’s greenhouse gases (GHGs) responsible for human-cause global heating. Animal factories producing meat and milkl for human consumption are the #1 cause of anthropogenic climate change — as well as ocean pollution and global deforestation, especially in the crucial Amazon being destroyed to graze cattle and grow GMO-soy and GMO-corn crops to feed them.
A much lower, oft-cited estimate by the United Nations FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization) estimated industrial animal “farming” accounts for 18% of global GHGs, but this figure was arrived at by using a much lower, and demonstrably inaccurate number of animals, among other discrepancies delineated in the Worldwatch Report. Even still, at only 18%, animal factories would still be the #1 cause of anthropogenic climate change and global deforestation.
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READ an analysis of the Worldwatch Report, comparing it to the United Nation’s estimates: why the 51% GHGs from animal factories figure is more accurate than the oft-cited United Nations FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization) estimate of 18%. Nevertheless, both studies rank “animal agriculture” emissions as greater than all the world’s planes, trains, automobiles, buses, trucks and ships emissions combined.
• READ: “The World’s Leading Driver of Climate Change: Animal Agriculture” – January 18, 2015 http://www.new-harvest.org
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