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Reforestation is Essential to Deal with Climate Change

Whatever happened to the estimate that 51% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock agriculture (“Livestock and Climate Change,” Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang, WorldWatch, Nov.-Dec. 2009)? This certainly supports the vegan cause, but is it scientifically valid? This claim revolves around how much of an impact human land use has on the carbon …

 

Environmental Trivia

Where can you cut down on your energy use?   First, the assumptions: Xcel in Colorado produces 1.3 lb of CO2 per kWH generated (Source: Excel) A car gets 25 mpg. (This is the current average in the US. Source: Wikipedia ) Burning a gallon of gas releases 20 lb of CO2 ( Source: Fuel …