According to the latest United Nations report, over the past 20 years, climate change related disaster has caused more than 60 million people died. Over the past 10 years, climate change has led to an increasing number of disasters, with an average of more than 300 disasters per year.
Have you ever think of what is the real causes behind these disasters? Nowadays, the technology is more and more advanced, the living level of mankind continues to improve. However, why the incident of disaster never stop?
When we mention about air pollution or greenhouse effect, what is the first idea in your mind? According to the survey, most of the people believe that air pollution, greenhouse effect and other phenomena are related to industrial sector and transportation sector. Most of the people agreed that the large amount of gas released from the industrial sector and transportation sector led to an increasing greenhouse effect. Let us think properly what is the real cause of the greenhouse effect?
According to United Nations survey, the main cause of the greenhouse effect is not speculation in the transportation industry or industry. According to the statistics, the top of the field turned out to be animal husbandry. Animal husbandry is the main cause of climate change.
According to United Nations statistics, animal husbandry accounted for 18% of green house effect, while the industrial and transportation sectors accounted for only 16% and 13.5% respectively. Each year, livestock releases about 37% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the effect of methane on the temperature rise is 23 times higher that carbon dioxide. This data also prove to us why animal husbandry is the main factor to cause green house effect.
The evolution of animal husbandry from the ancient ancestors in order to feed their lives at home, such as chicken, cattle, sheep, and so on to the present farmland. In this process, in fact, animal husbandry in order to meet the human needs of meat, continue to develop, only evolved into today’s farm situation. In order to breed these livestock, deforestation need to be carry out. Therefore, animal husbandry is the main factor of deforestation. Do you know that 70% of the Amazon rainforest was cut down as a pasture? Every 5 seconds, there is a football field size of the forest disappeared in the world.
Animal husbandry is the biggest culprit in consuming water! Do you know how much of water is needed to produce 1 kg of beef? The answer is 15,455 liters of water. However, this 15,455 liters of water is equivalent to 1 person 20 years of drinking water or 1 person 6 months of bath water. Livestock consumes 50% of the world’s water consumption. If this situation continues to happen, in 2025, the world will have 30% of the people, 50 countries, facing the water crisis. In the process of raising livestock will need to use a large amount of cereals, for example: the production of one kilogram of beef requires 16 kilograms of grain. But do you know that only 6% of global agriculture production turn into human food. Up to 70% of agriculture production turn into cattle, pigs and chicken feeds. This also explain why the world food shortage is increasingly serious.
In conclusion, the destruction of environment cause by animal husbandry is widespread, including air pollution, climate change, water waste, water pollution, deforestation, land breakage, and animal destruction.
Seeing the impact of the greenhouse effect is increasingly serious, as human beings we should take what kind of action? According to British scientists, the easiest way to solve greenhouse gases is through vegetarian diet. Vegetarian diet can contribute to energy saving and carbon reduction.
One tree can absorb 5-10 kg of carbon dioxide per year on average. One meal of vegetarian diet can reduce 4.1 kg of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equal to 180 – 360 trees a day of carbon dioxide absorption. If one person practise vegetarian diet for a year can reduce 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to plant 82 trees. In fact, a small change in action can bring great changes to the earth.
Ancient famous scientist Einstein has such a famous saying for vegetarianism, “nothing can be better than vegetarian diet to improve people’s health and increase the chance of people living on earth.” In addition, the study also confirmed that vegetarian diet make our mind more intelligent. In today’s society, many of the world’s leaders are vegetarians, including former US President Barack Obama, Apple founder Steve Job, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the United States Microsoft founder Bill Gates and etc.
Vegetarianism in today’s society represent love life, love earth and love animals. Start practising vegetarian diet today because every vegetarian meal can change the world! Together we make the world a better place.
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