Saturday, January 31, 2009

How Meat Contributes to Global Warming: Scientific American

How Meat Contributes to Global Warming: Scientific American:

The FAO report found that current production levels of meat contribute between 14 and 22 percent of the 36 billion tons of "CO2-equivalent" greenhouse gases the world produces every year. It turns out that producing half a pound of hamburger for someone's lunch a patty of meat the size of two decks of cards releases as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as driving a 3,000-pound car nearly 10 miles.
Americans eat on average three ounces of beef a day.


Dennis said...

Come on man. You're still hanging on to GW? Really?

Michael said...

yeah, all that, you know, scientific evidence by all those, you know, highly-educated researchers... it convinced me.

Dennis said...

Which ones, the ones that say it's caused by humans or the ones that say it's not?

Anonymous said...

I agree wit the scientific organizations that say global warming is being caused by human activity. There are over 50 scientific societies and academies of science that have endorsed the conclusion that most global warming is caused by human activities (burning fossil fuels and deforestation). This includes all of the national academies of science of the industrial countries.

The above is paraphrased from the well referenced Wikipedia article Global warming controversy.

See also Scientific opinion on climate change.

Robert Williams
Winter Haven, FL