Firstly, these are the top documentaries that recommend not even that drastic of change to occur for the planet’s temperature to be curbed. It’s not solely diet driven BUT, the majority of which all reference our meat consumption as being a significant contributor. Public policy is a slow incremental change, this takes time, effort, and energy to promote, that application is going to take time and can’t be done immediately.
We can be mad stomp our feet like children but it’s our reality nonetheless. A very quick thing that is easy, it just has to be done cumulatively, is altering your diet to help curb the climate concerns.
We don’t have to save the planet
We don’t have to save the planet, the planet is going to be just fine, but what we do need is to sustain is the planet’s current state to ensure WE are fine. This is may seem nit-picky or splitting hairs but it’s woven through hippy vernacular “save mother earth, bro”. No.
The planet does not care about us, the planet has not supplied us anything, we have manipulated it to our benefit. We don’t need to save the planet, what needs saving is a conducive environment for all of us to live and advance our lives for the better. The planet hasn’t provided us refuge any more than it’s provided us with space shuttles, we’ve done it all.
If you were to be sitting where you are right now, but without clothes, your home, or the device you’re reading on, you’d be VERY focused on finding food, shelter, and water. All of those things we love and interact with everyday have been an accumulation of knowledge and human ingenuity, not the planet’s. If you want change you must do it, because that’s how everything has been changed prior to this moment.
And what you can certainly adopt today is altering the way in which you consume. Meat production does account for a large amount of pollution that has attributed to the rising climb in temperature circulating the globe. This is through the measurement of methane each animal produces over their entire lifespan. The average stock of chickens is almost 19 billion, or three per person, according to statistics from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Cattle are the next most populous breed of farm animal at 1.4 billion, with sheep and pigs not far behind at around 1 billion. That is A LOT of methane each and every year, over, and over, and over, reproduced.
There is nothing wrong with just simply limiting your consumption, there are millions of choices of foods that you can just supplement a single meal with in your efforts to do your part. A single effort to ditch one meal of 1 week helps.