Humans Must Change Land Use Practices, Diets To Effectively Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, IPCC Report Says

Nature: Eat less meat: U.N. climate change report calls for change to human diet
“Efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of global warming will fall significantly short without drastic changes in global land use, agriculture, and human diets, leading researchers warn in a high-level report commissioned by the United Nations. The special report on climate and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes plant-based diets as a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change — and includes a policy recommendation to reduce meat consumption. On 8 August, the IPCC released a summary of the report, which is designed to inform upcoming climate negotiations amidst the worsening global climate crisis. More than 100 experts compiled the report in recent months, around half of whom hail from developing countries…” (Schiermeier, 8/8).

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