23 May '14, 1pm

Study: Global Veganism Would Reduce Carbon Emissions More Than Energy Intervention

Producing nearly 15% of the Earth’s greenhouse gas emissions, the meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change. Slowly, very slowly, movements like Meatless Mondays and Vegan Before 6 have demonstrated the value, and deliciousness, of adopting a vegan diet, but a carnivorous diet is still seen as evidence of prosperity. In 2009, researchers at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agenc y calculated that global veganism would reduce agriculture-related carbon emissions by nearly 17%, methane emissions by 24%, and nitrous oxide emissions by 21% by 2050. The researchers discovered that worldwide veganism, or even just worldwide vegetarianism , would achieve gains at a much lower cost that an energy intervention, like carbon taxes, for instance. The study demonstrated tremendous value of a vegan or vegetarian diet in staving off climate change, but there ...

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