Not Worth Going Vegan for the Climate?





Going vegan won’t help the planet? Not worth it for the climate? All of these notions are based on the EPA’s figures for livestock emissions. Why are they drastically different than the FAO’s reports? Time to investigate.
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Blog talking about 4.5%: https://nutritionalrevolution.org/2019/08/24/go-vegan-for-the-climate/  

EPA breakdown of Emissions:
https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions  

Full EPA Report:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-04/documents/us-ghg-inventory-2019-main-text.pdf 

Environmental Working Group Report:
https://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/a-meat-eaters-guide-to-climate-change-health-what-you-eat-matters/climate-and-environmental-impacts/

Production Numbers: 
Beef – 27 billion lbs: https://beef2live.com/story-beef-production-year-0-107550 

Chicken – 48 billion lbs: https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465

Milk – 151 billion lbs: 215 billion lbs x 0.70 because 30% is made into cheese: https://milk.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=000843 

Cheese- 13 billion lbs: https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/usda-2018-cheese-production-tops-13-billion-lbs/  

Pork – 27 billion lbs: https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/us-pork-producers-are-open-business-kalo-says  

Farmed Fish – 10 billion lbs: https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/american-seafood-industry-steadily-increases-its-footprint  

Eggs – 13 billion lbs: No production weight publicized, consumption x population: https://www.statista.com/statistics/183678/per-capita-consumption-of-eggs-in-the-us-since-2000/  

Turkey – 6 billion lbs: https://www.ers.usda.gov/newsroom/trending-topics/turkey-sector-background-statistics/  

Lamb – 0.4 billion lbs: Based off consumption x population: 
https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/4441308-good-news-lamb-producers-demand-lamb-grows  

Spreadsheet on Emissions Math:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OZ_ix_ISqLIpXcGpqcYRuUmkxQ_qr48UtPH_lWV9rAk/edit?usp=sharing

Emissions of Other Countries:
https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/science-and-impacts/science/each-countrys-share-of-co2.html

FAO Beef Emissions:
http://www.fao.org/3/i3461e/i3461e03.pdf

FAO GLEAM:
http://www.fao.org/gleam/model-description/en/

Global Warming Potential of Methane: https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/chief/conference/ei12/green/present/mangino.pdf

Sequestration of Trees Paper:
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40562.pdf

Spreadsheet on Sequestration Math:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x3RM4-lYuCvnQ4aM_3eFbiy6TRKw_RGxZepgPAgmstY/edit?usp=sharing

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