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HUFFINGTON POST HAS SEEN THE FACE OF EVIL: THE BACON CHEESEBURGER

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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HUFFINGTON POST HAS SEEN THE FACE OF EVIL: THE BACON CHEESEBURGER

The Middle East in chaos driven by ISIS jihadists, the southern border of the U.S. overrun by a tsunami of illegal immigrants carrying contagious diseases and threatening our sovereignty, the Balkans endangered by a reinvigorated imperialist Russia: all are fountainheads of danger for Americans. But then comes the cheeseburger.

On Friday, the main headline on the Huffington Post posited the theory that vegetarianism reduces your carbon footprint (please excuse the technical terminology) a “ridiculous amount.” The progressive website offers a helpful solution to one of the great evils of the day: “As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there's one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.”

Breitbart News has reported on a number of scientists who claim the climate hasn’t warmed in 16 years and that some call global warming an unsubstantiated hypothesis. HuffPo has cited a survey that alleges climate change is costing the U.S. billions of dollarsand poses a growing national security threat. "Reducing the intake of meat and other animal based products can make a valuable contribution to climate change mitigation," the report argues.

A study by the Environmental Working Group claims that, if all Americans went vegan, it would be equivalent to removing 46 million cars from the road. However, this would only provide a "moderate dent in overall carbon emissions.”

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jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/vegetarian-carbon-footprint_n_5538914.html?

Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint A Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there's one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.

Climate change is predicted to cost the U.S. billions of dollars by mid-century, poses a growing national security threat, and will make some regions of America "unsuited for outdoor activity."

A new report published in the journal Climatic Change compared greenhouse gas emissions attributable to more than 55,000 meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the U.K. The researchers found that meat-eaters' dietary greenhouse gas emissions were twice as high as vegans'.

The production, transportation and storage of food greatly contributes to emissions, the study points out. These emissions range from carbon dioxide related to fossil fuels used to power farm machinery, to the methane released by livestock. Animal-based products tend to release more emissions than plant-based products due to the methane animals can produce and the inefficiencies in growing livestock feed.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, agricultural practices contribute 14 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The study found that mean dietary greenhouse gas emissions (results reported for women and then men) was 46 percent and 51 percent higher than for fish-eaters, 50 percent and 54 percent higher than for vegetarians, and 99 percent and 102 percent higher than for vegans.

"Reducing the intake of meat and other animal based products can make a valuable contribution to climate change mitigation," the report concluded.

Past research showed similar results. A study in April found that annual agricultural carbon emissions could be reduced up to 90 percent by 2030 with agriculture adjustments, including a reduction in global beef consumption.

Environmental Working Group produced a chart comparing the impact of different meats, and found that if all Americans chose a vegetarian diet, the environmental impact would be equivalent to removing 46 million cars from the road. But the group cautioned in 2011 that a dietary shift in the U.S. would make a "moderate dent in overall carbon emissions," and political action is needed as well.

President Barack Obama earlier this month unveiled new standards for power plants, calling for a 30 percent reduction in their carbon emissions by 2030.

Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The entire Man Made Global Climate Change is simply a hoax.

Return to your lives citizens.

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