Kahl Consultants Hamburgers Cause of Climate Change

Yup! Juicy Hamburgers are the Hummers of Food

Americans love hamburgers, but did you know this is also one of the causes of climate change? Hamburgers are known to be the Hummers of Food according to scientists.

According to Environment + Energy Leader - "Although beef only accounts for 30 percent of meat consumption in the developed world, it’s responsible for 78 percent of the emissions. A single kilogram of beef produces 16 kilograms CO2 equivalent emissions: four times higher than pork and more than ten times more than a kilogram of poultry, said Pelletier.

If meat consumption in the developed world was cut from the current level of about 90 kilograms per year, to the recommended level of 53 kilograms annually, meat associated emissions would drop by 44 percent, Pelletier told Science News."

While the global population continues to increase, hamburger demands also increase.

According to an article in forbes.com - "The ethics of killing animals for their meat have been debated for centuries. But in recent years, the looming specter of climate change has given meat eaters an additional dilemma to consider: cattle and dairy farming, climate scientists have warned, is unsustainable, generating high levels of greenhouse gases at every stage of the production process. For many vegetarians and vegans, the climate factor has provided yet another powerful argument for leaving meat behind."

Ready to cut back on those burgers to save our climate? What are your thoughts about this?

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