Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eating less meat could cut climate costs - environment - 10 February 2009 - New Scientist

Eating less meat could cut climate costs - environment - 10 February 2009 - New Scientist: "Cutting back on beefburgers and bacon could wipe $20 trillion off the cost of fighting climate change. That's the dramatic conclusion of a study that totted up the economic costs of modern meat-heavy diets.
The researchers involved say that reducing our intake of beef and pork would lead to the creation of a huge new carbon sink, as vegetation would thrive on unused farmland"

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