Don’t get confused but even though cars produce dramatically LESS CO2 than livestock farming, we still need to reduce the amount we use our cars/trucks/planes.
Burning fossil fuels produces a number of toxic chemicals that there is no doubt our atmosphere and the air we breathe would be better off without. (Environment Agency – Air Quality and Emissions)
But according to the national statistics website CO2 emissions have actually dropped steadily in the last decade which suggests we are contributing less to global warming.
So what I find surprising is the fact that we are being encouraged to use less fossil fuels and CO2 producing forms of transport and in many cases we are being charged more for the privilege but we are not being told to eat less meat?
This is not a joke.
Extract from ThePigSite.com
“According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.”
There are many ways to interpret and display statistics and other reports claim that cars/transport produces 1/30th of the CO2 that livestock farming does.
And how are these vast amounts of CO2 actually being produced?
By animals farting.
“Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth’s entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 percent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing. ”
If a vegetarian drives a 4×4 could they still be ‘carbon neutral’??
Did you know: Human beings are not carnivores. Are bodies have not yet evolved enough to process meat properly. That is why some meat can remain undigested and cause intestinal cancer.