This just in, being a vegetarian isn’t just good for you, it’s good for the planet. Not only that, there may well be laws regulating the amount of meat you can eat if global scientists have anything to say about it.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that agriculture accounts for 10-12 percent of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This figure does not include land conversion effects; taking those into account, the number jumps to almost thirty percent, and livestock production accounts for the bulk of these emissions. Rearing livestock also uses a great deal of nitrogen-based fertilizer, which goes into the animals’ feedstock.
A new analysis of the carbon and nitrogen cycles suggests that livestock production is on a path to unsustainability, and that it will push us beyond Earth’s safe operating limits by the middle of the century.
Wake up people! Cows have been lulling us into a serious complacency while they’ve been standing around passing gas all day and completely destroying the environment. I was forced to stop using Aqua Net almost fifteen years ago and still these cows are just lying there on my bun mocking me on an almost daily basis.
If we can use social media to get Gap to change back their lame logo inside of a week, we can surely come together and figure out a way to win this battle between good and cows.
via: ars technica