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James Greyson

Sep 30, 2011
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Many thanks Beach Babe for adding this! Great topic. If you get a chance it would be super to see some measure of the impacts of meat and where they come from. (Has the FAO's new work on the topic been published?) Could deforestation from livestock be stopped by starting to shrink meat demand? How much emissions is due to intensive rearing where the manure makes methane? Which kinds of meat should be particularly avoided? Any other tactics for cutting short-lived gases? Not many people know that piling up grass mowings makes methane, or how easy it is to compost them instead. Maybe the biochar proposal is allied, since this would phase out forest burning, bonfires and old-fashioned (GHG intensive) charcoal-making? The Fix the System proposal would make (methane intensive) landfills obsolete. If you fit your meat proposal into a wider picture of climate solutions (just mention what else you suggest should happen) then you could have a go at running the 'actions and impacts' model. Then go to the admin tab and mark your proposal as an entry. You can continue to edit afterwards right up to the deadline. Help pages on this is here, https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/resources/-/wiki/Main/Proposals+help Let me know if any help is needed. James

Viv Null

Oct 1, 2011
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endorsement by NASA climate scientist James Hansen http://youtu.be/zfbxeAFk8mY "most effective action an individual can take is to go vegetarian"

happyworld

Oct 4, 2011
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Veggie lifestyle is surely the most effective way to improve public health and curb global warming.

Viv Null

Oct 6, 2011
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Thanks to all the supporters of this proposal. There seems to be a glitch in the system which rejects support as I am getting many messages saying support, then non support, then support again etc.. If this happens when you click support just keep trying as eventually it seems to stick. Thanks again for your support of this simple, no cost solution to mitigate climate change.

Viv Null

Oct 6, 2011
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This is response to Chaowee who sent this to my email: Overall, livestock including cattle, sheep, pig, poultry, fish farms and dairy accounts for at least 51% of annual worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. – Based on a new report released in October 2009 by Former lead environmental adviser at the World Bank Group Robert Goodland and World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation research officer and environmental specialist Jeff Anhang, which builds on the widely cited 2006 report by UN FAO report Livestock’s Long Shadow. - http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf ---------- Thanks Chaowee for your support and comment...Yes, I am familiar with this study which stresses that the FAO was conservative in it's assessment of 18% of global GHG being attributable to livestock production. The evidence is overwhelming that we can not mitigate climate change without reforming our livestock/agriculture practices and I encourage all to read this study. Thanks again http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change

Viv Null

Oct 9, 2011
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Some news that agriculture may have significant attention at the Rio+20. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/sep/02/rio-20-summit-agriculture A much needed practical departure from the stalemated meetings of the past. In a year of famine and rising food prices, a no cost practical solution is much needed.
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