CO2 Emissions by Diet

avg american vegan lacto-ovo mad meat eater tonnes CO2% of tonnes CO2% of tonnes
of CO2% CO2 tonnes / yr calories / yr calories / calories yr / yr 00:12 00:12 0
0:44 5.2% 0.92 11.4% 23.6% 1.4% 12:19 12:06 00:17 2.4 3.2% 3.81% 0.61 0.70 5.6%
0.2% 2:49 0:06 0:06 2:05 27.7 0.8% 0.0% 1.8% 0.00 27.7% 6.60 72.3% 100% 0:14 2:1
9 0:19 0:19 0:14 1:22 100% 100% 72.3% 100 6.70% 00:10
chicken milk eggs beef (grain fed) pork lamb fish (avg value) total animal veg (
avg value) total
Assumptions 3.774 calories a day
1,377,510 Kcal year
CO2 Emissions by Food Type
Kcal g protein g CO2 CO2 CO2 g FF Kcal / Kcal food Kcal FF (FF) (methane) (total
) CO2 tonnes / kcal protein (% protein) / Kcal food / Kcal food / Kcal food / Kc
al food / Kcal food chicken 9.15 34.5% milk 5.52 1.53 0.14 1.67 0.0000017 9.18 2
5.6% 4.85 1.35 1.47 2.82 0.0000028 eggs 8.27 32.3% 8.93 2.48 0.45 2.93 0.0000029
beef (grain fed) 34.5% 43.5 15.63 4.34 9.48 13.82 0.0000138 pork 66.7% 40.0 27.
03 7.51 1.52 9.03 0.0000090 43.5 200.0 lamb % 83.33 23.15 2.82 25.97 0.0000260 f
ish (avg value) herring tuna Salmon (Farmed) shrimp veg (avg value) corn soy app
le potatoes FF = Fossil Fuels Assumptions Conversions + 3.97 btu / kcal 21.74 0.
91 17.24 17.54 111.11 0.50 0.40 0.24 0.91 0.81 g CO2 = grams CO2 equivalence 6.0
4 0.25 4.79 4.87 30.86 0.14 0.11 0.07 0.25 0.23 6.04 0.25 4.79 4.87 30.86 0.14 0
.11 0.07 0.25 0.23 0.0000060 0.0000003 0.0000048 0.0000049 0.0000309 0.0000001 0
.0000001 0.0000001 0.0000003 0.0000002
2.0 20.0 40.0 142.9
45.5% 83.3% 43.5% 76.9%
1000000 g / ton
0 0 ton ton co2/btu ff ff co2/kcal
00:28 ff gr co2/kcal
Table 2 from Report (underlying values from Pimentel) 100 x 100 x Kcal protein K
cal protein Kcal output / Kcal input / total Kcal / Kcal input chicken 03.06 09.
02 1.18 milk 05.03 09.03 20.06 06.03 03.01 11.02 eggs beef (grain fed) 2.9 2.3 6
.4 Pork 1.5 2.5 7.3 0.5 2.3 1.2 Lamb fish (avg) 4.6 (table 3) herring 50 110 2.2
5 1.2 5.8 tuna Salmon (Farmed) 2.5 3.2 5.7 0.7 1.3 0.9 shrimp veg (avg) 200 (Fi
gures 3) corn 250 soy 415 apple 110 potatoes 123
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads/emissionsfactorsbrochure200
4.pdf lbs co2 tons CO2 / mmBtu / mmBtu natural gas to 0 lbs 116.39 0.0528 159.66
0.0724 tonnes fuel oil, motor gasoline diesel 160.3 154.91 0.0703 203.99 0.0925
0.0727 bituminous coal National average http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissi
ons/ind_assumptions.html Emissions factor for electricity is 1:37 pounds CO2 per
kilowatt-hour
mad meat eater avg american diet on chicken lover%% of tonnes of CO2 tonnes CO2%
of calories / calories yr / yr calories 5.0% 0080 5.2% 00:28 5.0% 0.64 11.4% 02
91 20.0% 0037 1.4% 0402 3.2% 0462 20.0% 6.5 % 0038 0.2% 0042 0.8% 50.0% 27.7% 1:
35 0.64 27.7% 50.0% 100% 0091 100% 00:14 1:44 72.3% 0.78 72.3% 100%
lbs CO2 kg CO2 (total) (total) / 100 Kcal / 100 Kcal Food Food 0,167 0,368 0,282
0,620 0,293 0,645 1,382 3,040 0,903 1,986 2,597 5,713 0,604 0,025 0,479 0,487 3
,086 0,014 0,011 0,007 0,025 0,023 1,329 0,056 1,054 1,072 6,790 0,031 0,024 0,0

15 0,056 0,050