Price of Meat is about the cost of meat on global warming and what people and governments are doing to reduce it’s production and consumption.
Livestock production is the #2 cause of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the emissions from all forms of transportation combined (UN). In addition, livestock production is the #1 source of anthropogenic (human-based) methane emissions, which is a gas that has 20 times the heat-trapping power (GWP) of CO2. By reducing methane emissions we could more quickly cool the atmosphere, but ignoring it could be disastrous. Scientists say that global warming could trigger the release of billions of tons of methane trapped beneath the Arctic Ice and oceans, leading to a point of no-return.
Our overall diet is a major part of our carbon footprints, and meat is responsible for most of it. As meat consumption is predicted to double by 2050, we should act now to encourage diets that minimize or eliminate meat. If all Americans ate no meat for just once a week, it would be the equivalent of saving emissions from 90 million plane tickets from NY to LA (Meat the Truth).
Hopefully, this blog can serve as one of the many catalysts to put MEAT on the environmental and climate agenda. We must be able to effectively spread awareness, initiate constructive discussions, and implement policies to lower meat production. I encourage you to help make this happen.
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