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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

by Damian Carrington

Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The heavy impact on the environment of meat production was known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. The popular red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions. When compared to staples like potatoes, wheat, and rice, the impact of beef per calorie is even more extreme, requiring 160 times more land and producing 11 times more greenhouse gases…

(read more: The Guardian UK)

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4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economyA trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.

mothernaturenetwork:

4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economy
A trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.