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Devouring the rainforest

By Terrence McCoy and Júlia Ledur Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg News

Cattle ranching, responsible for the great majority of deforestation in the Amazon, is pushing the forest to the edge of what scientists warn could be a vast and irreversible dieback that claims much of the biome. Despite agreement that change is necessary to avert disaster, despite attempts at reform, despite the resources of Brazil’s federal government and powerful beef companies, the destruction continues.

04/29/22
                                                               

Smarter choices at the dinner table can go a long way to help the Amazon

By Richard Schiffman Photo: Andre Penner/AP

‘We are going to be eating the rainforest in our burgers. This is our moment as Americans to step forward and leverage some pressure to save the world,’ one scientist said.

03/09/22
                                                               

Satellite images show the Amazon is hurtling toward a ‘tipping point’

By Sarah Kaplan Photo: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg New

More than half of the rainforest could turn into savanna — threatening wildlife, shifting weather patterns and fueling climate change

03/07/22
                                                               

Meat accounts for nearly 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, study finds

By Oliver Milman Photo: Jim West/Alamy Stock Photo

The global production of food is responsible for a third of all planet-heating gases emitted by human activity, with the use of animals for meat causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods, a major new study has found.

09/13/21
                                                               

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

By Fiona Harvey Photo: Alamy

Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have calculated that about 95% of current crop production takes place in areas they define as “safe climatic space”, or conditions where temperature, rainfall and aridity fall within certain bounds.

05/14/21
                                                               

What if the United States stopped eating meat?

By Frank Mitloehner

If Americans’ gave up meat and other animal products, would that solve our climate crisis? Research says no. In fact, it continues to demonstrate giving up meat would be a woefully inadequate solution to the problem of global warming and distracts us from more impactful mitigation opportunities.

12/04/20
                                                               

Got Beef? Here’s What Your Hamburger Is Doing To The Climate

By David Vetter Photo: Alliance/Getty Images

The ethics of killing animals for their meat have been debated for centuries. But in recent years, the looming specter of climate change has given meat eaters an additional dilemma to consider: cattle and dairy farming, climate scientists have warned, is unsustainable, generating high levels of greenhouse gases at every stage of the production process. For many vegetarians and vegans, the climate factor has provided yet another powerful argument for leaving meat behind.

10/05/20
                                                               

6 Pressing Questions About Beef and Climate Change, Answered

By Richard Waite, Tim Searchinger and Janet Ranganathan Photo: Jakob Cotton/Unsplash

Beef and climate change are in the news these days, from cows’ alleged high-methane farts (fact check: they’re actually mostly high-methane burps) to comparisons with cars and airplanes (fact check: the world needs to reduce emissions from fossil fuels and agriculture to sufficiently rein in global warming). And as with so many things in the public sphere lately, it’s easy for the conversation to get polarized. Animal-based foods are nutritious and especially important to livelihoods and diets in developing countries, but they are also inefficient resource users. Beef production is becoming more efficient, but forests are still being cut down for new pasture. People say they want to eat more plants, but meat consumption is still rising.

04/08/19
                                                               

20 percent of Americans responsible for almost half of US food-related greenhouse gas emissions

To estimate the impact of U.S. dietary choices on greenhouse gas emissions, the researchers built a database that assessed the environmental impacts involved in producing more than 300 types of foods. Then they linked the database to the findings of a nationally representative, one-day dietary recall survey involving more than 16,000 American adults.

03/20/18