Changing out diets to plant-based will offset years of carbon emissions. Are you ready to stand up for the planet, the animals and future generations?
"The study finds that if the demand for meat fell, and animal agriculture operations slowed, vegetation regrowth could remove as much as 9 to 16 years of global fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions. The authors estimate this would effectively double Earth’s shrinking carbon budget.
"'We now know that intact, functioning ecosystems and appropriate wildlife habitat ranges help reduce the risk of pandemics,' said Helen Harwatt, a fellow of the Harvard Law School and co-author on the study. 'Restoring native ecosystems not only helps the climate; when coupled with reduced livestock populations, restoration reduces disease transmission from wildlife to pigs, chickens, and cows, and ultimately to humans.'"