As Cool Kids, our mission is to warn you about the problems and dangers of global warming and teach you how to reduce climate change by changing your diet.
Meat & Global Warming
The livestock industry, and because of it, eating meat, causes a significant portion of global warming. It is responsible for 18% percent of all global warming. You're probably wondering how it's responsible for so much. As you can see from the graph, Livestock Emissions Breakdown, The 3 largest portions for livestock emissions are
9 percent of all CO2, mainly from deforestation and other land changes caused by
Methane is 23 times more powerful than CO2 in terms of global warming potential and Nitrous Oxide is 296 times more powerful. Methane, 31% of the greenhouse gases produced by the Livestock industry, cycles out of the atmosphere in 12 years whereas CO2 takes 50 - 200 years.
As you can see, if the demand for animal products decreased, it would stop a significant portion of all global warming. For this reason the easiest and overall best thing you can do to save the planet is to stop eating meat.
Written by Brennan