19 Jul '11, 4pm

A Meat-Eater's Guide for Easing Climate Change Impacts

Of all the things that an individual can do to help slow the process of climate change -- change lightbulbs, turn down the AC, ride a bike -- few if any have as much impact as eating less meat. So, at least, says the Environmental Working Group in its new Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health . Yes, this is a guide for meat eaters, not an argument for a vegetarian or vegan diet, which may be too much to ask of a nation of carnivores. But just eliminating a meal or two or three of meat can have a big impact, according to EWG: If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, over a year, the effect on emissions would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road. Or If you eat one less burger per week, over a year, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles or line drying your clothes half the time. Or, as Mark Bittman notes ...

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