BackClick here to view the resource directly.

Instructions: Read this article. You will learn the science behind how much the production and consumption of livestock contribute to global climate change. Livestock production and consumption create 18% of current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while all the rest of agriculture (everything else we do to feed people) only accounts for another 4% of GHGs -- that's how energy-inefficient livestock (especially beef and dairy) production is. If you'd like, you can link to the full FAO report here. The statistic about the 18% is on page xxi. (Approximately 28 minutes)