Meat and dairy products account for 14.5% of all greenhouse gas

Meat and dairy products account for 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions–more than cars, trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes combined. Collectively, livestock animals have a greater climate impact than the entire U.S. economy (mostly because they release methane and nitrous oxide, two potent gasses, according to Fast Company.

And yet, ask the average person what’s driving global warming and they’re unlikely to say cows or pigs.





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