Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists

Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists
 

Livestock production needs to reach its peak within the next decade in order to tackle the climate emergency, scientists have warned.
They are calling for governments in all but the poorest countries to set a date for “peak meat” because animal agriculture is a significant and fast-growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Cattle and sheep emit large amounts of methane while forests are destroyed to create pasture and grow the grains that are fed to intensively reared animals.
The world’s scientists agree that huge amounts of carbon dioxide will have to be removed from the... read more

 
12 December 2019 in Science &Technology, Views: 52
Source: Guardian
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