Friday, June 28, 2013

Who pollutes more- A vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?

According to United Nations and the Pew commission - Farmed animals contribute more to climate change than transport. According to the UN, the livestock sector is responsible for 18% of the greenhouse gas emission, around 40% more than the entire transport sector- cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships - combined
Animal agriculture contributes to 37% of methane generated by human activity. Methane has 23 times more global warming potential than CO2.
So no matter what you do, if you are an omnivore, you contribute seven times the volume of greenhouse gases than a vegetarian.
So 3 questions you answer to yourself.
Just how destructive does a culinary preference have to be before we decide to eat something else?
If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives isn't motivating, what would be?
If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough. What is?

1 comment:

  1. Aarina10:45 am

    You know the first time you told me about this pollution stuff, I was taken aback and even today, as I read this, my reaction is no different! Some things are truly hard to digest even if you go to understand the simple basics! Well, I feel, that we humans truly believe that, not only, the universe was created for our own enjoyment, but also, that we have the absolute right to use it the way we deem correct, even if it means rampant misuse, thereby, causing total chaos in nature!