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EMISSIONS – What Is The Main Culprit?

According to the UN IPCC report “Livestock’s Long Shadow,”
livestock production is the greatest contributor to global warming.

Livestock production emissions: 18%

Global Transportation emissions: 13.5%

(including aviation accounts for 3.5%)

Emissions

Emissions

RESOURCES:
Livestock’s Long Shadow(table 3.12 p 113)
(UN FAO, 2007) 
US. GHG Emissions Flowchart
(World Resources Institute)

 

Less Than “18 Months”

Prince Charles on Deforestation:

(European Parliament, 14 February 2008)

“We have 18 months to halt deforestation of the rain forests to preserve life on this planet.”

“Emissions (from deforestation) are comparable to those generated by the production of electricity and heat.”

“…we are destroying our planet’s air-conditioning system.”

“Amazonia’s forests alone help to store the largest body of flowing freshwater on the planet. They release 20 billion tonnes of it into the atmosphere every day…”

RESOURCES:
A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales on climate change 
to the European Parliament in Brussels (14th February 2008)
(The Prince of Wales)
VIDEO: The Prince of Wales speaks about the world's rainforests
(YouTube)