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Livestock generates over half of

worldwide greenhouse gas

emissions - Worldwatch Report
Source: Worldwatch Institute

Dr. Robert Goodland - Environmental Advisor to the World Bank
& Jeff Anhang - World Bank Research Officer

Report: "Livestock and Climate Change," World Watch Magazine






Part 1
A just-released report in the November/December issue of World Watch
Magazine has concluded that livestock raising is responsible for at least
51 percent of global warming.

Authors Dr. Robert Goodland, former lead environmental advisor to the

World Bank, and World Bank research officer Jeff Anhang built upon
“Livestock’s Long Shadow,” the report published in 2006 by the United
Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

They calculated for areas not previously considered and updated others,
including the lifecycle emissions of farmed fish production, CO2 from
animal respirations , and an actual corrected tally that resulted in a more
than doubling of the reported number of livestock animals on the planet.

Livestock's methane emissions were also factored in as being 72 times

more heat-trapping in the atmosphere than CO2. This represents a more
accurate increase from the original FAO calculations of 23 times the
warming potential.

Even so, the researchers cautioned that the sum of their estimates was
minimized, and therefore the 51 percent emissions total is still
conservative. In a question and answer article on the website, the authors concluded:“It is now possible to
understand that the dramatic expansion of the livestock sector in recent
decades may imperil humanity, and that there may be no way to manage
the climate risk of either the food industry or the world at large other than
by replacing livestock products with better alternatives.”

Our thankful appreciation, Dr. Goodland, Mr. Anhang, participating

scientists and World Watch Institute, for your work showing that meat
consumption is clearly the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas

Let us ever more swiftly replace animal products with their planet-cooling
veg alternatives to preserve our ecosphere and all lives. Supreme Master
Ching Hai has often offered support for this most direct solution to saving
humanity and the Earth, as during an interview for the July 12, 2009
edition of the Irish Sunday Independent.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Livestock is the single largest emitter of

methane. Moreover, because of methane’s faster disappearance from the
atmosphere, if we stop eating meat the planet will be able to cool

Livestock raising and animal breeding also cause many other damages to
our planet. Livestock, by far, is the single largest human-related occupier
of land, the main driver of deforestation, the biggest water polluter, and
top culprit of biodiversity loss.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: Eighty percent of the Amazon’s deforested

land are converted to grazing pastures for cattle. Of the remaining
deforested land, the majority is used for growing soy. Eighty-five percent
of the world’s soy is fed to the cattle that will be slaughtered for human

Everything points in the same direction, that is, meat diet. see? If we stop
consuming animal products, much of this lethal source is eliminated and
the heat it creates will also disappear.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: : So, with the vegan diet, we eat what’s best
for our health, for the animals, for the environment, and nature will do the
rest to restore the balance and save our world.

Please share this with all of your contacts:

Our action plan is simple:
1. Create a national media campaign

2. Enact immediate policy changes to make meat like alchohol

and cigarets

(if you knew what was happening with oxygen levels you would
understand... That will be the subject of my next email)

As love


Charles Fraser
Skype: 'cdmvsf'

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