Sunday, 25 November 2012

Global warming and Veganism

First of all, have a look at this video:
In few seconds, it shows climate changes in the last 130 years. As you can imagine, red areas equal to hot temperatures.
Quite scary to see what's happening in the last 20 years, right?
Well, lots of things are being made to fight global warming, but I still feel that most people don't have a clear perception of their personal responsability on the matter.
I mean, there are always more people choosing to commute with bikes or other human powered vehicles, and this is great.
Many people still seem to ignore (of just prefer to ignore) that one of the biggest causes of global warming is their own eating habits.
Eating meat is one of the most detrimental things you can do for the planet. And no, it's not an excuse coming from animal rights activists, even if I personally consider animal rights to be the most important reason to go Vegan.
Please read this article from the FAO Newsroom, it's written in 2006 but the situation in the last 6 years is even worse.
The livestock sector is producing more greenhouse gas emissions than transport!
So what's the point of promoting hybrid cars when the livestock sector is growing year after year?
The good news is that everyone of us can do her/his part to prevent this disaster.
Just stop eating meat, fish and animal products! You should consider this option even if you don't care about animals.

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