Jeremy Rifkin Archive

  • Livestock now accounts for up to 51% (Worldwatch Institute) of all greenhouse gas emissions. Methane accounts for a vast amount of these emissions. Meat counts for more damage than all transportation combined on our finite planet. In June 2010 the United Nations issued a second urgent plea for a global united transition to a meat-free and dairy-free diet: "A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change."

    The Imperative: A Global Transition Towards a Plant Based Diet

    Livestock now accounts for up to 51% (Worldwatch Institute) of all greenhouse gas emissions. Methane accounts for a vast amount of these emissions. Meat counts for more damage than all transportation combined on our finite planet. In June 2010 the United Nations issued a second urgent plea for a global united transition to a meat-free and dairy-free diet: "A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change."

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