This article is likely going to be bullshit.
aising animals to eat produces more greenhouse gasses (via methane and nitrous oxide) than all of the carbon dioxide excreted by automobiles, boats, planes and trains in the world combined.
Yeah, and a hell of a lot more people are eating meat than driving cars or using planes.
The EPA reports about ~18% of emissions coming from agriculture in the US. The largest producer is, you guessed it, energy generation (I think, don't have the sources on hand).
You know where the emissions from cows comes from? The energy and fuels that are burned processing the feed, transporting the grains, etc. You know how best you are going to reduce emissions? The switch-over to electric automobiles and more efficient transportation such as trains. Cows farting isn't going to be the largest contributor, and importantly, all that methane is derived from carbon just taken from the air in the form of crops.
And some of those links have next to zero citations, only saying "According to our own calculations".
How about instead of pandering on about all these insane "drop everything you like" fixes that will never work, we actually put focus into electing people into office that will elect and support regulations, the passage of grants for green energy, and focus on the solutions that will actually fix global warming.
Putting this off for another generation – the way our parents have – just isn’t feasible. Millennials have the opportunity to use our economic power and personal choices to effect real change, and it’s our responsibility to do so.
Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit.
I am sick of the generation wars these news places seem to live pushing on us.
Besides, if we don’t stop and reverse climate change, all we’ll have left to eat – if we’re lucky – is fish. Whoops – looks like we’re running out of fish, too.
If the earth heats up, we will all just die, along with the cows. Yep, totally true. It's not like humans adapt and move to counter things that are against us. Nope. All we are going to do in a disaster is freeze and ignore the issue.
This is what I hate about the global warming articles. Every one of them. Quit trying to scare everyone into acting for two weeks before they get bored and go back to their old lives. Real change comes from education and techniques that actually work, not this sort of crap.
This guy put it well
You could have suggested reducing the amount of meat you eat, properly ensuring its source to examine its impact, and generally behaving in a more aware manner, but I guess you have an agenda to preach.