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Although I love hoomans, the fact is that they’re not the most subtle creatures on the planet. They take up more space than anybody else and they dictate what the rest of us do. It seems like everything people do has a massive impact on the planet – I mean, there are billions and billions of them and they all mostly like and do the same things … so it kind of figures that all that adds up. One of the HUGEST things that all people do that impacts the planets, though, is their eating habits.

Sure, I get having a nice snack every now and then … but humans LOVE their cheeseburgers, and steaks, and bacon. And all of that love for meat and dairy and other animal products equates to a massive strain on the environment. According to the smart people at the FAO, animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gases – that’s more than all the emissions for cars, trains, and airplanes.

A new study from Chatham House, an international think-tank of smarties, came out pointing to the fact that the only way we can hope to curb climate change is to stop eating so much meat. Given the fact that meat production uses over 70 percent of the world’s water resources, around half of the planet’s land is dedicated to either growing animal food or grazing the animals themselves …

When I hear people ask things like “Can eating less meat reduce climate change?!” My reaction is like…

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The Chatham House study went so far as to assert that if we don’t all make a concerted effort to but down on our meat consumption that it will be impossible to slow the progress of climate change. Seriously people, get with the program. You’re wasting precious natural resources and releasing more harmful chemicals into the environment than ever before … but still one in eight people go hungry.

But the good news is that truly sustainable food does exist and it is plant–based … and it’s pretty darn good too! If everyone in the U.S. alone made an effort to skip meat and dairy, there would be incredible benefits to the planet. Did you know that leaving meat off your plate can halve your carbon footprint? (In my case, pawprint?)

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30 comments on “What?! New Study Says Stopping Climate Change Will be Near Impossible if We Don’t Do One Thing”

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Žan Rebolj
1 Years Ago

Ill become voice for the animals. Share if you like my project. https://travel-fairytale.eu/eco-vegan-world-walking-mission


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Humy Florin
1 Years Ago

I don't think if we turn to vegan we stop climate change! :)) what a foolish idea


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Erik Man
29 Nov 2015

I suggest you watch the films Cowspiracy and Earthlings for starters and get informed!

Richard Storey
29 Nov 2015

Plants have feelings too they're being killed every day for your pleasure

Tamar Morton Jones
1 Years Ago

Having cats and dogs and feeding them meat contributes to climate change significantly


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Melissa Lawrence
1 Years Ago

Watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret The biggest producer of greenhouse gases is ANIMAL AGRICULTURE


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Kehaulani Gilmore
1 Years Ago

GASP


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Shawn Myers
1 Years Ago

I like meat to much to stop. I think if people only have one child it would help with population control and fix more than one problem.


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Jiana Wessel
28 Nov 2015

Something as simple as meatless Mondays can help. Or just not having meat a few days a week.

Jiana Wessel
28 Nov 2015

And yes less kids too.

Simon Henry
1 Years Ago

Having less children is far more effective...


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Jenny Simpkins
1 Years Ago

Vegan already and still getting lots of people telling me I am insane or a cult member or something other such bs. They just don't want to give up 'their' meat, eggs or dairy. Then when I get down to the truth that they are being selfish they get all upset and tell me not to shove my views down their throats whilst they keep shoving dead bodies down theirs. Oh the hypocrisy is alive and well


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Helen Riley
1 Years Ago

Done


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Coralie Flann Wright Jacobson
1 Years Ago

What do vegans feed their cats and dogs?


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Nora Aislinn
28 Nov 2015

Just google it: http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/meatless-meals-dogs-cats/

Debra L. Taylor
28 Nov 2015

People can go meatless, but don't prevent the animals from getting their meat. Even too much fish in their diet can cause harm. From a vet school page. http://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/should-your-pet-be-a-vegetarian

Erik Man
28 Nov 2015

Vegan pet food, do a Google pic search and you will see there are many to choose from, all with the needed nutrients, Cali loves it, it's all she has eaten for years!

Jacqueline Anderson
28 Nov 2015

Cats and dogs aren't vegan just because their people are.

Bruce V Smiths
28 Nov 2015

We feed our dogs vegan pet., there is also v-dog and biopet vegan They also love pasta, pumpkin, sweet potato, yeast flakes, oats it goes on. Cats are trickier though.

Felicia Marie Lee
29 Nov 2015

I will never force my cat to eat vegan cat food. The whole reason for my not eating meat is for animal cruelty reasons. Well, I think it is cruel to force a natural carnivore who can't speak for itself to eat vegan pet food.

Jacqueline Anderson
29 Nov 2015

Felines and canines are biologically carnivores. Have you ever seen a vegan lion? Didn't think so.

Debra L. Taylor
29 Nov 2015

I trust veterinarian or university sites over a cat food blog site. Cats are meat eaters. Cats living on Friskies crap food live that food too... And develop thyroid disease after 8-10 years.. Then other illnesses. We people can handle vegetarian better.

Sarah Sherry
29 Nov 2015

Dogs can handle a vegan diet, cats cannot. But it will be very expensive and the dogs will need lots of extra vitamins. But honestly, even if all the cats and dogs were still eating meat but humans weren't, this whole issue would not be a problem.



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