According to new data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, worldwide production of animal-based meat products has dropped for the fourth year in a row since 2018-2019. The trend of declining livestock production stands in sharp contrast to analysis from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a UN specialized agency. The FAO’s agricultural outlook for 2020-2029 ..
Breaking news: Livestock production peaked in 2018-2019 (a Chomping Climate Change exclusive article)
According to new data published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the production of animal-based meat has been dropping worldwide since 2018-2019. The trend of declining livestock production stands in sharp contrast to analysis from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a UN specialized agency. The FAO’s agricultural outlook for 2020-2029 states that “protein from animal sources ..
The “Union of Concerned Scientists”, also known as “UCS,” published a blog posting by UCS’s Doug Boucher entitled “Movie Review: There’s a Vast Cowspiracy about Climate Change” — which pretends to be a “movie review,” but is actually a way for UCS to minimize the impact of livestock on climate change. Most of Doug Boucher’s ..
Earth Day 2018, at least according to one article, is a good time to “switch to a Plant-Based Diet,” considering that “livestock and their byproducts account for at least 51 percent of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions”. Indeed, the top priority among environmental issues on Earth Day is climate change – and that’s because a ..
It turns out that there is actually a way to address climate change through Americans’ enjoyment of turkey this Thanksgiving. It’s based on the following facts. First, if climate change continues to worsen, then we may have less to give thanks for in the coming years, as climate change imperils agricultural production. Climate change also exposes ..
Earth Day 2017, at least according to one newspaper (The Statesman), “is a great time to go the extra mile when it comes to sustainability… 51% of greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock and their byproducts… [so] following a vegan diet would be the most sustainable diet”. But following a vegan diet is ..
Heading into World Food Day this Sunday, a new international agreement was signed to combat climate change by reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, used in refrigerators and air conditioners. However, even when combined with the major voluntary agreement signed in Paris in December 2015, the new agreement was projected to be insufficient to avert runaway climate change. Climate change may no longer be ..
Americans headed into the Fourth of July holiday – U.S. Independence Day – enjoying the lowest gas prices since 2005, motivating more driving than ever. To combat climate change, there seems little choice but to buy a more fuel-efficient car, but Americans are doing the opposite. Yet Americans are still finding it possible to fight climate change ..
by Robert Goodland Climate change is fearsome. If climate change it not controlled, then it’s projected that it may imperil humanity in major cities across the world, including Paris, New York, London, and Dubai. The last chance for major action before climate change become catastrophically irreversible is said to be 2020 or at the latest 2026. This means it ..
Heading into World Environment Day this Sunday, a Scientific American article warned that climate change has started to cause crops and livestock to die off in many places, imperiling the survival of some of the world’s poorest people. Yet the Scientific American article overlooked how livestock cause climate change. In fact, livestock are responsible for as much as 51 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas, according to ..