Sunday, July 24, 2016

Our animal-based diet worsens climate change

Climate change is being worsened by the Australian animal-based diet.

Writing in his 2016 book, “Meat Climate Change: The 2nd Leading Cause of Global WarmingDr Moses Seenarine explains that diet is related to one of the most serious environmental problems humans face.

He writes that climate change cannot be solved unless animal consumption is significantly reduced and in noting that he says the demand for animal products is projected to increase by 50 percent from 2013 to 2025.

“Even if the world went fossil-free by 2100, increasing animal consumption will continue to cause catastrophic global warming,” he says.

Australia leads the world as the largest meat consuming nation, according to the chief marketing and communications officer for Meat and Livestock Australia, Lisa Sharp.

Read Lucy Cormack’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Aldi survey finds Australians spending $378 million a week on meat.”

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