"Meat: Making Global Warming Worse"

Bryan Walsh writes for TIME Magazine:
"Give up meat for one day [per week] at least initially, and decrease it from there," Rajendra Pachauri told Britain's Observer newspaper. "In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it clearly is the most attractive opportunity."

By the numbers, Pachauri is absolutely right. In a 2006 report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions — by comparison, all the world's cars, trains, planes and boats account for a combined 13% of greenhouse gas emissions. Much of livestock's contribution to global warming come from deforestation, as the growing demand for meat results in trees being cut down to make space for pasture or farmland to grow animal feed.
I'm pretty sure that I already have days when I don't eat meat, but its not a habit. Starting his week, I'm going to take Pachauri's advice and make Fridays meat-free. If this goes well, I will make other days meat-free.

What about you? Do you eat meat? If so, do you eat meat every day? I'd like to get your thoughts in the Comments section.

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