Want to Help the Planet? Scientists Say to Eat Less Meat

An international panel of scientists is warning that land use is a significant contributor to global warming. And a big part of that is animal agriculture. Changing the way humans use the land surface is a daunting challenge, especially as it will entail a major shift in farming methods.

Nevertheless, scientists say people need to:

  • Protect natural forest, particularly in the tropics
  • Eat less red meat and more vegetables
  • Safeguard and restore peatlands
  • Encourage “agroforestry”, where food crops are mixed in with trees
  • Improve crop varieties

Here’s the whole report: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srccl/

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