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A Global Dietary Imperative to Global Warming.


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A Global Dietary Imperative to Global Warming . Saurabh F. Dalal Vegetarian Society of DC vsdc@vsdc.org 202-362-VEGY. Outline. Main Idea Background on Global Warming Animal Agriculture and Its Impacts Examples of Inefficiency Conclusion Resources. Main Idea.
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A Global Dietary Imperative to Global Warming Saurabh F. Dalal Vegetarian Society of DC vsdc@vsdc.org 202-362-VEGY

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Outline Main Idea Background on Global Warming Animal Agriculture and Its Impacts Examples of Inefficiency Conclusion Resources

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Main Idea Human exercises have changed the air's arrangement and thusly are affecting the Earth's atmosphere, especially in an unnatural weather change The blazing of fossil energizes, for example, coal and oil, and deforestation have created the centralizations of warmth catching nursery gasses to increment fundamentally in our air Although seldom tended to, it is progressively clear that disposing of the generation and utilization of meat and other creature items on a worldwide scale is indispensable in decreasing a dangerous atmospheric devation and other grave ecological dangers, thus doing diminishes the unprecedented misuse of water, land, fuel and different valuable assets Also advantages individuals' physical and profound wellbeing Prevents the gigantic abuse of non-human cultivated creatures and our consequences for others

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Global Warming Background Definition: an increment in the normal temperature of the air close to the Earth's surface and in the troposphere, which can add to changes in worldwide atmosphere examples Refers much more to the many years of this century and the anticipated continuation of this increment Can happen from a mixture of reasons, both characteristic and anthropogenic (human-instigated) Scientists are sure that human exercises are changing the sythesis of the air and in charge of the warming's majority in late decades (*1) Global normal air temperature close to the Earth's surface rose 0.74 ± 0.18 °Celsius (1.3 ± 0.32 °Fahrenheit) in the most recent century (*2) *1 EPA; *2 IPCC

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Greenhouse Effect

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Greenhouse Gasses & Temperatures Any gas that ingests infrared radiation in the air Greenhouse gasses (mixes) include: water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and so forth, ozone (O3) Necessary for life as we probably am aware it… yet expanded focuses result in expanded temperatures on the Earth Warmest worldwide normal temperatures on record have all happened inside of the previous 15 years; hottest two years being 1998 and 2005 If the grouping of nursery gasses keeps on expanding, then by 2100, atmosphere models referenced by the IPCC* foresee that worldwide temperatures are prone to increment by 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) above 1990 levels

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Global Temperatures

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IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Body set up in 1988 and contained two United Nations associations The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Evaluates the danger of environmental change brought on by people, construct principally in light of companion investigated and distributed experimental/specialized writing Reports are broadly refered to and the board is viewed as legitimate

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Other Resulting Changes An increment in worldwide temperatures can thus bring about different changes: rising ocean level, flooding, submerged islands changes in the sum/example of precipitation increments in the recurrence/force of great climate occasions; record heat, out of control fires, dry spells, contracting lakes ice sheet retreat, permafrost melt, diminished summer streamflows fermentation of the seas demolition of untamed life territories imperiled species & eradications changes in horticultural yields increments in the scopes of infection vectors natural evacuees

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General Mitigation Categories Five classes of moves that can be made to moderate an Earth-wide temperature boost: Reduction of vitality utilization (per individual) Shifting from carbon-based fossil powers to option vitality sources Carbon catch and capacity Geo-building including carbon sequestration Population/conception prevention, to reduce interest for assets, for example, vitality and area clearing

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General Mitigation Strategies Mitigation Strategies for Global Warming vitality preservation renewable vitality, for example, bio-mass/bio-diesel, sunlight based force, tidal and sea vitality, geothermal power, and wind power electric or half breed cars; energy units improvement of new advancements carbon balances; carbon credits; carbon expenses; upgrading regular carbon dioxide sinks; carbon catch and capacity populace control Governments, companies, schools, religious foundations, and different associations to get effectively included and singular way of life and political activity

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US Climate Policy US government approach has three parts Slowing the development of discharges Strengthening science, innovation and establishments Enhancing universal participation Implementation utilizes deliberate and motivation based projects to lessen outflows In 2002, the US declared a methodology to diminish the nursery gas force of the American economy by 18 percent over the 10-year period from 2002 to 2012

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Specific Mitigation Strategy: Plant-based Diets The imperative arrangement of associations between an unnatural weather change and creature agribusiness alongside the inexorably globalized Standard American Diet (SAD) have by and large been disregarded or minimized notwithstanding innovation improvements and so forth, it is important to change the cognizance of individuals and accordingly their own practices on a substantial scale, a noteworthy segment of which is a movement to plant-based eating methodologies Dispel the myth that innovation alone will take care of every single issue Technology changes frequently have antagonistic symptoms though constructive dietary movements are joined by various other vital advantages, e.g. enhanced individual and general wellbeing, creature concerns

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Role of Animal Agriculture Overuse of the area by domesticated animals, prompts abuse of fuel and water, likewise debases the area and contaminates the water around it Contributes to extra ecological and wellbeing issues Animal-based eating methodologies use vitality wastefully In aggregate, domesticated animals industry uses (and misuse) about 30% of the planet's surface In direct rivalry with different exercises for rare land, water, and other characteristic assets Conflicts emerge over assets

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Role of Animal Agriculture United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (2006 Report) States that creature based horticulture causes pretty nearly 18% of nursery gas outflows Amount more noteworthy than that brought on by all types of transportation on the planet consolidated; so autos are still hazardous yet cows are contributing more to an unnatural weather change Therefore, what we eat is entirely essential than what we drive

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Emissions from Animal Agriculture 9 % of all CO2 discharges 37 % of methane (CH4) emanations CH4: 23 times an unnatural weather change capability of CO2 65 % of nitrous oxide (N2O) discharges N2O: 296 times a dangerous atmospheric devation capability of CO2 Researchers at the University of Chicago found that the normal American eating regimen, including all nourishment handling steps, delivers an additional 1.5 tons of CO2-identical (every year), contrasted with a without meat diet

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Rising Demand of Animal Agriculture Demand in the creating scene is anticipated to twofold meat and dairy generation comprehensively by 2050 (UN FAO) Report considers just land vertebrates, and does not address egg, poultry, and fish utilization Hence, the effect of creature agribusiness is far more noteworthy than the FAO report demonstrates, and will exacerbate still more if present dietary patterns proceed ~ 55 billion creatures are raised worldwide to be killed and eaten every year ~ 70 percent of the grain delivered in the United States (and over a third created around the world) is wastefully occupied to bolster cultivated creatures (in spite of extraordinary craving in numerous parts of the world) With crisp water sources lessening quickly, we are utilizing around 14 times as much water than that needed for totally plant-based eating methodologies

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Despoiling the Environment Animal Agriculture is an incomprehensibly wasteful utilization of assets Food IN to ‘Food’ OUT Water Land Energy Animal Agriculture causes natural pulverization as an outcome Land, water, air Manure/pee Rainforest devastation

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency TELLING EXAMPLE what number pounds of Grain are utilized to make 1 pound of hamburger ?

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency what number pounds of Grain are utilized to make 1 pound of meat ? 12-16 pounds 8 chunks of bread 24 plates of spaghetti

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency TELLING EXAMPLE what number gallons of Water are utilized to make 1 pound of hamburger ?

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency what number gallons of Water are utilized to make 1 pound of meat ? 2500-5000 gallons Ave person’s shower for 6 months Gal/pound: tomatoes 25, wheat 25, apples 50

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency TELLING EXAMPLE what number calories of fossil fuel are spent to deliver 1 calorie of protein from hamburger ?

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Enormous Resource Inefficiency what number calories of fossil fuel are spent to deliver 1 calorie of protein from hamburger ? 78 calories 2 calories for soybeans vitality expected to create a pound of grain-bolstered hamburger is proportionate to one gallon of gas

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Ecological Destruction Pesticides, bug sprays, anti-infection agents into ground, water, air…and sustenance Mounds of compost + pee at feedlots & dairies; and creature flatulence… Pollution, and included contamination, to the air, conduits, and area from all the additional needs and wastefulness Rainforests annihilated for area to munch steers, particularly in underdeveloped nations; meat is sent out to created nations So even less capacity for plant kingdom to retain CO2

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Ecological Destruction TELLING EXAMPLE Ave dairy cow delivers what number of pounds of wet excrement every day ?

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Ecological Destruction Ave dairy cow creates what number of pounds of wet