It’s Getting Hot Around Here
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World scientists agree that global warming poses a great risk to humanity and life as we know it. The key to reducing global warming is to reduce activities that produce the greenhouse gases that cause the earth’s temperature to rise. To help achieve this goal, we must carefully examine the amount of resources it takes to support our lifestyles. One way is by looking at our carbon footprint – a measure of how much greenhouse gases our actions produce in terms of carbon dioxide.
According to a 2006 UN Report ‘Livestock’s Long Shadow’, raising livestock for food consumption is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted. That’s more than the entire transportation industry around the world combined!
As you can see, there are many reasons people choose to go veg. So don’t be intimidated if someone you know adopts this form of eating. Ask a few questions. You might be surprised at the answers.