https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/468715/climate-change-global-veganisation-is-now-a-survival-imperative-ipcc-expert-reviewer

 

IPCC expert reviewer Dr Peter Carter said the global climate catastrophe could not be averted without the elimination of meat and dairy from diets.

"Ethically, all unnecessary methane sources have to be cut as fast and far as feasible. That means global veganisation is now a survival imperative," Carter said.

 

So really we need to stop pretending that regnerative agriculture, if that includes animals is nearly sufficient to avert cartastrophic climate change.  We need to support our farmers to transition from farming animals to growing plants.  The point is we can still help feed the world, just as much as we do now, but if we don't do it through animals guts we can do it on 1/4 of the land.  So this means that not only do we have the immeidate and massive hit in lowering the very powerful methane emisisons from stopping animal agriculture, but we have 3/4 of the land presently wasted feeding animals available for growing treecrops, forestly trees and native bush, all sucking up carbon.

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