World climate scientists point outthat the highest level of safety emission will be around 350 parts per millionof carbon dioxide, but the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere has reached 400.
The global warming causes lots of environment problems, which including risingsea levels, droughts, famine. We might face an entire country would besubmerged by the sea water. We might face too less land for planting food tofeed the demands. We might face another mass extinction of the species on earthsince the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The United Nations stating that cows produce more greenhouse gases thanthe entire transportation sector this means that raising cattle produces moregreenhouse gases than all cars, trucks, trains, boats, planes combined 13%compare to 18% for livestock, this is because cows produce a substantial amountof methane from their digestive process methane gases from livestock is twentyfive to a hundred times more destructive than carbon dioxide from vehicles, hydraulicfracturing for natural gas uses an incredible amount of water, but when comparethis with animal agriculture raising livestock just in the United State, use 34trillion gallons of water and it turns out the methane emissions from bothindustries are nearly equal one quarter pound hamburger require more than 660gallons of water to produce here. Most people have been trying to take shortshowers in order to save water but to find out just eating on hamburger is theequivalent of showering to an entire month. The domestic water use is only 5%of what is consumed in the US vs. 55% for animal agriculture. That’s means ittakes over 2500 gallons of water to produce only one pound of beef. In 2009,two advisors from the World Bank released an analysis on human inducedgreenhouse gases finding that animal agriculture was responsible not foreighteen percent as UN stated but was 51 percent of all greenhouse gases, whichmakes animal agriculture major contributor to human caused climate change.Moreover, the analysis also found that raising animals for food consumes athird of all the planets freshwater occupies over 45 percent of the earth’sland is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction is a leading cause ofspecies extinction, ocean dead zones in habitat destruction. Yet the world’slargest environmental groups that are supposed to be saving our world didn’tmention this anywhere.
(UN New Centre, rearing cattle produces more greenhousegases than driving cars, UN report warns) UN reported that three-quarters of the world’s fisheries areoverexploited, fully exploited or significantly depleted due to overfishing. Thereport also claim that the oceans are under siege like never before and marineenvironments are in trouble and if people do not do something about it, humanis going to see empty oceans by the year 2048, which is the perdition fromscientists. On another hand, an international marine wildlife conservationorganization, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society reported that the wave fishingis done today to feed the demand for 90 million tons of fish is primarilythrough massive fish nets for every single pound of fish caught there’s up to 5pounds of untargeted species trapped such as dolphins whales, sea turtles andsharks, and this is what will happen in our oceans every day. “The oceans die,we die.
” Watson, the Founder captain of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said,”That’s not a tagline but a truth.” Beside the ocean, the other ecosystem that is being destroyed at a suchrapid rate of the world is rainforests. The global rainforests are essentiallythe planets lungs, they breathe in CO2 and exhale oxygen an acre of rainforestis cleared every second and the leading cause is to graze animals and growtheir feed crops. That is essentially an entire football filed cleared everysingle second and estimated that every day close to a hundred of plants,animals and insect species are lost due to rain forest destruction.
So, thefact is there was no way to sustainably raise enough animals to feed theworld’s current demand on meat. Dr. Will Tuttle, an environmental and ethicsauthor, reported that human is growing enough food right now to feed betweentwelve and fifteen billion people, and there actually only have seven billionpeople in the world but there still around one billion of people starving everysingle day because 50% of the grain and legumes that were growing to feed theanimals, which means the animals are eating a huge amount of grain and legumes.In the U.S., it is more like closer to 70% of food to feed animals. Inaddition, 82% of the world’s starving children live in countries where food isfed to animals in the livestock system that are than killed and eaten by morewell-off individuals in developed countries. (“Food Choice and Sustainability”,Richard Oppenlander, Environmental Researcher.
) Vegetarian or vegan could be very healthy. Elders who are or becamevegan for many years are more likely able to handle heavy capacity of exercise.(Dr. Michael A. Klaper,MD, Physician, True North Health Center). Dr.
Michaelalso suggested that people should not be consuming dairy. The purpose of cow’smilk is to turn a 65-pound calf into a 400-pound cow as rapidly as possible,cow’s milk contains of everything that for baby calf’s growth, such as thehormones, the lipids, the proteins, the sodium and the growth factors. So, thecow’s milk should be baby growth fluid but should not be human’s food.
Thus, people should go into vegan to save the earth.