We all know that meat causes cancer. The 世界 健康 Organization recently ranked processed meats as “carcinogenic to humans,“通过把他们那里酒精，香烟和石棉的构成危险人类他们。然而，现实中并不吃大多数动物的劝阻我们。杀死自己有点快。或许，当我们看到我们的肉瘾破坏地球 - 畜牧业是对环境的破坏，物种灭绝和海洋死区 - 我们将沟肉自我保护，动物无数，和我们的家园地球的头号原因，它的前为时已晚。
In this 4-minute clip, shared by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, we will see how our meat addiction is contributing to our increasingly hotter planet.
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that at 7.1 gigatonnes CO2EQ每年， livestock production is responsible for 14.5% of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. This is more than all the emissions produced by the US, or more than the emissions produced from powering all the world’s transportation vehicles combined. According to the 世界watch Institute, a globally focused environmental research organization based in Washington, it could be 高达51％。
Animal agriculture not only adds significantly to human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, it contributes directly and indirectly to deforestation, water pollution, air pollution, global warming, desertification and erosion. Take a look at these facts:
地球陆地面积的26％被用于放牧。地球上的可耕地的三分之一是由牲畜饲料作物种植占据。巴西的采伐迹地70％被用作牧草，饲料作物种植占据很多的剩余。在博茨瓦纳，畜牧业消耗使用的所有水的23％。 More than 90% of all Amazon rainforest land cleared since 1970, is used for grazing livestock. 70% of US grain goes to feeding livestock.
— CECHR (@CECHR_UoD) 2016年3月21日
它需要 more than 2,400 gallons of water and up to 10 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of beef. 它需要 up to 3 pounds of fish meal to produce every pound of farmed salmon. In the United States alone, 56 million acres of land is used to grow feed for animals, while only 4 million acres is used to produce plants for humans to eat.
同 meat consumption expected to increase by 75% and dairy by 65% by 2050, if we don’t start to shift away from meat and dairy, we will never be able to reach the climate change mitigation goals.
“如果 people are not aware of the issue then it is unlikely that there will be public pressure on politicians to put the issue of emissions from the livestock sector on the negotiating table. In turn, if the issue is not on the political agenda, people are likely to remain unaware of the issue,” warned Rob Bailey, research director of energy, environment and resources at international affairs think-tank Chatham House, adding that the goal of keeping the global temperature rise below 2C would be off the table unless there was a change in consumption patterns.
A recent study led by scientists at the Oxford Martin School, has found that cutting down meat consumption to within accepted health guidelines could cut global food-related emissions by nearly a third by 2050, while widespread adoption of a vegetarian diet would bring down emissions by 63%.
— Green Bean (@iamgreenbean) 2016年3月24日
Earlier we had no clue that eating meat was destroying the environment. Now that we know, can we change that?
— Climate Vegan (@climatevegan) 2016年3月23日
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