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Going Vegan to Combat Climate Change
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Going Vegan to Combat Climate Change

News outlets and social media were rife last week with reports about President Donald Trump's plan to drop out the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The said agreement came to fruition back in 2015 bringing representatives from about 200 nations all together in a discretional effort that focused on controlling carbon emissions in the bid to cross swords with the climate change.

This aggravated the already skyrocketing anxiety about what many deem as the biggest hazard facing the planet at the moment. However, Facebook friend Joseph Rupp and his wife Katelin, who arranged this year's outstanding Indy VegFest, which kicked off April 29, gave those concerned about climate change a powerful method to retaliate by encouraging them to go vegan.

Usually, discussion about coping with climate change centers more around the reduction of vehicle emissions, while the real guilty parties are the egg, dairy, and meat industries, according to a report on MWI.com. Aside from that, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations claims animal agriculture leads to relatively more global greenhouse gas discharge than the transportation division.

Citing World Bank experts, members of Climate Vegan suggest animal agriculture is likely to be accountable for a considerable 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems as the biggest stimulant of the observed climate change.

Climate Vegan claims it is imperative for people to go vegan in order to counterbalance climate change. Apparently, this method is more productive than the regularly used methods which comprise taking shorter showers, using energy-saving light bulbs, recycling, and driving fuel-efficient cars to name just a few.

By sticking to a strict vegan diet, a person can save 1,100 gallons of water, 45 lbs of grain, a noteworthy 30-square-feet of forested land, 20 lbs of CO2 (carbon dioxide) equivalent and more importantly, an animal's life, the group added. Moreover, Climate Vegan believes if a large number of the population decided to opt for a vegan diet it could result in a colossal impact by revising the direction of policy in the country to more quickly take care of climate change.

The United States along with 34 other major nations are providing more than $40 billion in the form of direct subsidies to farmers for vicious dairy and meat production.

It's worth noting that despite documenting the consequences of animal agriculture on climate change so well, major environmental groups still don't support the idea of a vegan diet.

The outstanding documentary dubbed as, "Cowspiracy" divulges more details about this grim truth while suggesting that the groups are tight-lipped because they are apprehensive about losing members and conferrers.

Apparently, former Vice President Al Gore was right on the money when he said climate change is "An Inconvenient Truth."

 

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