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Time To Remove Animal Flesh From The Food Chain

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Animal Agriculture, Nuclear Power, and Global Warming 

Dear President Elect Barack Obama:   

I hope you will take the time to carefully read and evaluate the following information and recommendations that may not be what you may want to see and seriously consider, but reveal the real truth about the best solution to slow down and possibly stop global warming. Obviously in order to solve the monumental problem of global warming you need to first be willing to accept the facts and become fully aware of which industry is mostly responsible for the problem? You need to grasp, be persuaded, and then be able to convince Congress of "what the biggest cause of global warming really is."

You and the Congress need to collectively  agree as to what the very best remedy "really is" for the many urgently needed benefits of humans, animals, and the earth.

These are my opinions and recommendations which cover two categories.

1.Why the livestock industry is the number one cause of global warming. 

2. Why Nuclear power should not be used to fight global warming.

Global warming and the livestock industry:

The best kept secret on earth was recently revealed when the following question was given the correct answer. Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars? According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates 18 percent more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – than autos. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.

The livestock industry is one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation. With increased prosperity, people are consuming more meat and dairy products every year.

Global meat production is projected to more than double from 229 million tons in 1999/2001 to 465 million tons in 2050, while milk output is set to climb from 580 to 1043 million tons.

The global livestock sector is growing faster than any other agricultural sub-sector. It provides livelihoods to about 1.3 billion people and contributes about 40 percent to global agricultural output.

For many poor farmers in developing countries livestock are also a source of renewable energy for draft and an essential source of organic fertilizer for their crops.

When emissions from land use are included, the livestock sector accounts for 9 percent of CO2 deriving from human-related activities, but produces a much larger share of even more harmful greenhouse gases.

It generates 65 percent of human-related nitrous oxide, which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2. Most of this comes from manure.

And it accounts for respectively 37 percent of all human-induced methane (23 times as warming as CO2), which is largely produced by the digestive system of ruminants, and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.

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I am a retired saleman that lives with my wife in a suburb of Chicago. I have actively worked with animal welfare and animal activist organizations around the world with the common goal of attempting to persuade state and federal government leaders (more...)
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