In probably what is a regular hysterical Guardian article, apparently we are doomed if we keep eating meat. I cant see how everyone switching to industrialised high fossil fuel nutrient sapping monocrops would improve things. Sustainable grass fed meat improves the quality of land and adds to the carbon sink. Im pretty sure if someone came up with a machine that mimicked a cow by turning inedible grass into a high quality protein they would become the richest person on the planet.
Huge reduction in meat-eating ‚Äėessential‚Äô to avoid climate breakdown | Environment | The Guardian
Huge reductions in meat-eating are essential to avoid dangerous climate change, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of the food systemís impact on the environment. In western countries, beef consumption needs to fall by 90% and be replaced by five times more beans and pulses.
The research also finds that enormous changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying the planetís ability to feed the 10 billion people expected to be on the planet in a few decades.
Food production already causes great damage to the environment, via greenhouse gases from livestock, deforestation and water shortages from farming, and vast ocean dead zones from agricultural pollution. But without action, its impact will get far worse as the world population rises by 2.3 billion people by 2050 and global income triples, enabling more people to eat meat-rich western diets