Can Vegetarianism Stop Climate Change?
Reason magazine|November 2019
Can Vegetarianism Stop Climate Change?
Eating meat is bad for the climate—or at least that was one of the main conclusions highlighted in a flood of news reports based on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s August report, Climate Change and Land.
Ronald Bailey

“Eat less meat to save the Earth, urges UN,” reads a headline from The Times of London. “Climate Experts Advise Eating More Vegetables, Less Meat,” warned The Wall Street Journal.

Before you give up your animal protein of choice in an effort to save the planet, let’s crunch some numbers to see just how much livestock raising and meat consumption contribute to U.S. emissions.

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November 2019