Eating less meat only way to save planet, warns climate think tank
The full article by John Ingham was originally written for Express
Switching to a more vegetarian diet would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from flatulent farm animals such as cattle, sheep and goats.
A report by the international affairs think tank Chatham House said this change in diet would also make the world healthier by reducing consumption of red and processed meat linked to cancer.
The report was released ahead of the next week’s international climate talks in Paris which hope to find a way of limiting global warming to a rise of 2C since the industrial revolution began.
The report said national commitments so far would only keep the global temperature rise to 3C.
But reducing meat consumption would generate a quarter of the emissions saving needed to keep it to 2C.
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