Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Livestock and Climate Change
What if the key actors in climate change are...cows, pigs, and chickens?

The environmental impact of the life cycle and supply chain of animals raised for food has been vastly underestimated, and in fact accounts for at least half of all human-caused greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Jeff Anhang and Robert Goodland, co-authors of "Livestock and Climate Change".

A popular report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization done in 2006, Livestock's Long Shadow, estimated that 18% of annual worldwide GHG emissions are attributable to buffalo, sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, pigs and camels. But recent analysis by Goodland and Anhang finds that livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions.

Read "Livestock and Climate Change," World Watch Magazine

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  How climate change can affect Europe? M.Helen 35 7,661 01-16-2019, 02:49 AM
Last Post: phamyen
  Fertilising oceans with iron may combat climate change Vegnews 5 4,845 03-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Last Post: Backwood
  A New Chapter on Climate Change - Obama speach John 0 1,759 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:
  Climate change (AGW) is a fraud and a hoax Winston 0 1,440 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:
  Climate change is real! Fixing it is a hoax... neweuropean 0 1,788 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:
  Paying people to save energy could curb climate change Laurentine 0 1,093 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)