Global Warming Truth
In recent years the environmental/global
warming revolution has
accelerated with great speed, being spurred by the degredation of the
planets environment and the massive
increase of the earths greenhouse
These problems have been
largely due to the inefficient
the industrial revolution and the large increase in population, which
brought with it a shift from small scale subsistence based farming to
large scale factory type farming methods to cater for the peoples increasing appetite
for animal based food.
One hundred years ago most people grew
their own food and ate very
little meat in comparison to today's
diet which consists of large
quantities of meat everyday. And the results have been devastating to
the ecology of the planet. Today we
raise and kill around 55 billion
livestock each year, which is one of the top three greenhouse gas
producers and polluters. And while almost 1 billion people are
starving, we are feeding about
40% of the worlds grain to livestock,
which gives back only around 10% by
weight in the form of animal flesh (ref).
If we could just stop feeding the animals and eat the grains directly
ourselves and the planet would
actually have a huge surplus of food.
The graph below shows the ecological
footprint of a meat based diet
compared to a vegan based diet,
flying, driving a car and using public transport. The meat based diet is by far the most damaging
on the environment.
But in today's world that is dictated
by money and power, looking after
the poorer people and the environment has been sidelined in pursuit of
ever increasing profits, over
indulgence and as a result, ill-health.
But this unsustainable path
that the planet is on has been noticed
by many people, and has has spurred a new revolution. Even the Ex-Vice President of the United States, Al
Gore made a movie called 'An
Inconvenient Truth', which was about global warming.
One of the fastest growing trends
that has emerged in recent years is the
vegetarian or vegan diet, which
not ony addresses the health problems
of the meat based diet, but also allows individuals to dramatically
reduce their own carbon emissions and help to stop global
global famine all at the same
time, all as easy as replacing the
on their plate with a vegetable based protein source.
The motor industry has also come
alive with the development of a new breed of cars called hybrid
cars. Cars are being created to run on everything from
pressurized air, to solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells and more. The
worlds largest car manufacturer has developed a car called the Prius, which uses a combination of
an electric and petrol motor to power the car, and achieving much
better economy than ever thought possible.
warming is starting to extend into every facet of our lives, as
architects design more eco-friendly houses, engineers create more
efficient machines and devices, governments are investing billions into
renewable energy to move away from fossil fuels, and even people
themselves and changing their own
eating and living habits in an attempt to reduce their own carbon emissions.
We hope that this new revolution will gather more speed, and more
people and governments will do whatever they can to change their living
and eating habits to reverse the damage that has already been done to
the precious planet.
1: UN Warns - Eat Less Meat to Curb Climate Change
#8th October 2008 - People should eat less meat to help combat the effects of climate change, the world's leading expert on global warming has claimed.
2: The Arctic Becomes an Island Due to Global Warming
#2-sept-2008: For the first time in human history the Arctic has become an island due to the effects of global warming, scientists recently announced.
3: Global Warming could leave the Arctic ice-free by 2013
#20 June 2008 - Sea ice is melting at a faster rate than last year, despite a cold winter, according to new data released yesterday by the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC).
4: The Air Car Hybrid
The Air Car (http://www.theaircar.com) is an interesting hybrid indeed. Using the age old technology of compressed air, it allows the car to be run, on a tank of... compressed air. Compressed air has
5: A Simple Solution to Global Warming
Humanities desire for meat leads us to breed and eat 55 billion farm animals per year, a figure that is difficult to comprehend, and is having an absolutely devastating effects on the planet and also our health.