Save the World – stop eating meat!

(thanks to Dominic, a pal of mine doing brilliant Buddhist things at Harvard for this)

The BBC reports today that the number one contributor to human greenhouse gas emissions is not travel, but meat production.

[T]he biggest source globally of carbon dioxide from meat production is land clearance, particularly of tropical forest, which is set to continue as long as demand for meat rises.

Now, for those of us living in Montana, this may not hit home so much. Most of our meat, we think, must come from the 4 million cows that live in our state, right? Perhaps, but I wouldn’t be so sure.

Better to be safe than sorry and join the millions of us who have cut out commercial/domesticated meats today.

FROM OTHER NEWS SITES

The Hindu Eat less meat to fight climate change: Pachauri – 7 hrs ago
UPI U.N. ties red meat to global warming – 10 hrs ago
Channel 4 News Britons told to cut back on meat – 13 hrs ago
Telegraph UN: Eat less meat for climate – 16 hrs ago
Sydney Morning Herald Eat less meat to fight climate change: UN expert – 20 hrs ago

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