How to reverse climate change through backyard cookouts on Memorial Day

How to reverse climate change through backyard cookouts on Memorial Day

For many Americans, backyard cookouts featuring burgers, sausages, and ribs are a hallmark of Memorial Day.  Yet these cookouts can help to accelerate climate change, which threatens to become irreversible by 2020, with a rise in sea levels that could imperil cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Livestock that are made into animal products are responsible for as much as 51% ..

How to be more green on Earth Day than Donald, Ted, Hillary, or Bernie

How to be more green on Earth Day than Donald, Ted, Hillary, or Bernie

Climate change will likely become irreversible by 2020;  so this Friday’s Earth Day may be the last one when Americans can still think about voting for a president under whom climate change might be reversed before it’s too late. The top priority among environmental issues on Earth Day is climate change, and that’s because a ..

2015: A good year for ‘Chomping Climate Change'; 2016 should be even better!

2015: A good year for ‘Chomping Climate Change'; 2016 should be even better!

For 2016, Chomping Climate Change wishes everyone the best New Year ever (why not aim high)! We appreciate the tons of attention that people have focused on our work in 2015, and we promise to work even harder in 2016 on our mission of inspiring people to learn about and act on the case for addressing climate ..

How Researchers Cooked Data to Hate on Plants

How Researchers Cooked Data to Hate on Plants

Walking by fruits, vegetables, or other plant material growing in sunshine, the fragrance is often exhilarating.  That’s in part because plant material in sunshine creates oxygen, at the same time as it absorbs greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.  But walking by livestock, the opposite happens in both daylight and nighttime, as untreated manure emits unpleasant odors along with huge volumes of greenhouse gases.   ..

“FourFiveYears” (or “How a Hit Song Can Help Inspire People to Reverse Climate Change”)

“FourFiveYears” (or “How a Hit Song Can Help Inspire People to Reverse Climate Change”)

In the news, James Hansen, dubbed the “father” of climate change awareness, has denounced the new Paris climate change agreement as a “fraud”.  But it’s not exactly news for him to denounce a major climate change agreement.  Mr. Hansen pronounced the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the preceding international climate agreement, to be “ineffectual”, and predicted no pathway ..

Has climate change caused “Peak Livestock”?

Has climate change caused “Peak Livestock”?

The world needs to prepare for the raising of 70% more livestock by 2050, according to FAO livestock specialists.  That projection presumes that it’s possible for the livestock sector to continue expanding.  But the authors of that projection were livestock specialists, not environmental specialists, and the FAO is just one of nineteen UN specialized agencies. In contrast, Bill ..

FAO Yields to Livestock Industry Pressure

FAO Yields to Livestock Industry Pressure

A New York Times article by Robert Goodland, co-founder of Chomping Climate Change, explaining climate risk and opportunity in food and agriculture a few years ago seems just as relevant today, so following is an excerpt, and the full original article is at http://nyti.ms/1NouRzx. The past year has been the warmest ever in the United States, with record heat ..

New Clean Power Plan begs the question:  What about a Clean Food Plan?

New Clean Power Plan begs the question: What about a Clean Food Plan?

A new “Clean Power Plan” has been announced by President Obama, asking U.S. state governments to create tailored plans to meet the goal of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.  But the plan does not provide what projections indicate is needed. The International Energy Agency projects that climate outcomes may no longer be ..

Take a Bite Out of Climate Change With the “No More Bull” Crowdfunding Campaign

Take a Bite Out of Climate Change With the “No More Bull” Crowdfunding Campaign

Contact: Hope Katz Gibbs, founder Inkandescent Public Relations, email: hope@inkandescentpr.com cell: 703-346–6975 Signed copies of the “Meat Free Monday Cookbook” by Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney will go to the two people who donate the most money to the “No More Bull” crowdfunding campaign Washington, DC, April 20, 2015 — In celebration of Earth Day 2015, ..

Environmental and livestock specialists face off; who wins?

Environmental and livestock specialists face off; who wins?

Livestock specialists have estimated that livestock account for 14.5% of human-caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  In contrast, environmental specialists have estimated that livestock account for at least 51% of human-caused GHG emissions. That difference in the numbers – i.e., between 14.5% and 51% – is much bigger than is normally seen in GHG accounting.  Yet both numbers have been ..