Warming will be worse than thought; coal, beef are two culprits

02-15-2009

Warming will be faster, more damaging than previously thought, says scientist. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) increased far faster than expected between 2000-2007, mainly by burning of coal for electricity in India, China. And: 30 percent of human-generated global warming potential caused by foods, beverage production; about half of those come from meat; beef accounts for 30 percent of world's meat consumption, but contributes 78 percent of meat's GHG emissions (click 'See also').

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Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chris Field, Dalhousie University, fecundity, fertility, Food for Thought, GHG, global warming, grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef, greenhouse gases, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, manure, Matt McGrath, methane, Nathan Pelletier, negative feedback, pastures, Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, Ulf Sonesson




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