The single biggest thing that an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals. Animal agriculture directly or indirectly accounts for 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions, compared to all transportation – every ship, car, truck, plane on the planet only accounts for 13%. (James Cameron)
Numerous subsequent studies have detailed the deleterious climate impact of livestock, animal agriculture and the animal foods industries highlighted in the 2014 documentary “Cowspiracy“.
More recent studies show that food system emissions could account for as much as quarter of all human emissions. That’s 12% from agricultural production, another 9% from farming induced deforestation, and a further 3% from things like refrigeration and freight.
The best policy to adopt when it comes to news consumption is to be mindful. If you subscribe to a print paper, be sure to recycle your paper every day. If online news is your preferred medium, chose an unplugged laptop or e-reader, rather than a plugged-in device for the majority of your browsing time.