23 Oct '13, 12pm

WATCH: Daryl Hannah Talks Fossil Fuel and Veganism

Kudos to Daryl Hannah. Her message on the impact of animal-based agriculture on climate change is very important. According to a 2006 UN Food and Agriculture report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” animal-based agriculture emits more greenhouse gases (in CO2 equivalents) than is emitted by all the cars, planes, ships, and all other means of transportation worldwide combined. A 2009 report in Worldwatch Magazine, “Livestock and Climate Change,” by two environmentalists associated with the World Bank, argued that the livestock sector is responsible for at least 51% of all human-induced greenhouse gases. One major reason is that methane emitted from animals is at least 72 times as potent as CO2 in the 20 years that methane remains in the atmosphere. Shifting to plant-based diets is a very important step in efforts to avert the climate catastrophe that 97% of climate experts and sc...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/10/23/watch-daryl-hannah-tal...

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