November 12, 2011
US Scientist Focuses On Diet To Stop Climate Change
Ahead of the December United Nations Climate Change Conference in South
Africa, former World Bank senior environmental advisor Dr. Robert
Goodland has been campaigning to convince nations everywhere that
livestock raising should be the focus in halting global warming.
Goodland states that even starting with a 25% reduction in meat
consumption would help achieve the goals of agreements such as the Kyoto
Protocol and Copenhagen Accord set by the United Nations.
2009, Dr. Goodland co-authored a landmark report stating that the life
cycle of livestock production is accountable for at least 51% of all
greenhouse gas emissions, after factoring in new sources such as the
carbon emitted through animal respiration.