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Tuesday
May072019

Natural Life, On Top On Climate Change

As if climate change was not enough for us to cope with, today's release of trhe a devastating UN Report on the earths natural  life.

 "Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

From coral reefs flickering out beneath the oceans to rainforests desiccating into savannahs, nature is being destroyed at a rate tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past 10m years, according to the UN global assessment report.

The biomass of wild mammals has fallen by 82%, natural ecosystems have lost about half their area and a million species are at risk of extinction – all largely as a result of human actions, said the study, compiled over three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomat".

But what is major interest to this country is the following extract related to dairying:
"Meat and dairy production uses 83% of farmland and accounts for 58% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions but only 18% of food calories

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Meat and dairy account for 83% of farmland
58% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
57% of water pollution
56% of air pollution
33% of freshwater withdrawals
Provides 35% of protein

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Reader Comments (1)

You ask; "How much longer can we turn a blind eye to the effects of our principal agricultural product?"
Until humanity dissolves into the nothingness of extinction.

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRussell

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