Position Paper: We should change our lifestyles and eating habits to decrease Global Warming ENGL135 Advanced Composition
We should change our lifestyles and eating habits to decrease Global Warming We should change our lifestyles and eating habits to decrease Global Warming The menace of global warming is looming to destroy humanity and it is absolutely crucial for us to pay utmost importance to this cause and do everything possible in to ensure that we are not contributing to Global warming, if not taking measures to undo it. Global warming is caused due to excessive wastage of resources and energy. Ocean levels have been rising, the ice caps are melting at a faster rate, while the cities are getting warmer every day. All these show how human activities have disrupted the ecosystem. Through our numerous activities human beings have been contributing to the heat energy in the earth’s atmosphere. This might be by burning fossil fuels, nuclear fission or through numerous factories and industries which keep spewing harmful gases into the atmosphere. One thing that passed un-noticed was our individual contributions which together accumulate into a huge amount. As per a 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), “our diets and, specifically, the meat in them cause more greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide, and the like to spew into the atmosphere than either transportation or industry.” (Fiala , 2009).This report also found that the production levels of meat were contributing close to 14 to 22 percent of the “36 billion tons of CO2 equivalents” greenhouse gases produced by the entire world. So basically it would seem that a half pound hamburger for a person’s lunch as big as two decks of cards of would be producing as much harmful gases as driving a 3000 pound car for 10 miles!
Various other studies and reports will confirm that raising and rearing animals for food is one of the...
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