Perhaps the best lever for drawing down global warming is right on our plates.
Plant-Rich Diets | Project Drawdown
Project Drawdown, the world’s leading resource for climate solutions, ranks plant-rich diets third out of dozens of solutions for keeping global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100.
Replacing Animal Agriculture and Shifting to a Plant-Based Diet Could Drastically Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions, According to New Model | Stanford News
“Phasing out animal agriculture represents ‘our best and most immediate chance to reverse the trajectory of climate change.’” This, “combined with a global switch to a plant-based diet, would effectively halt the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gases for 30 years.” Author: Ker Than, published Feb 1, 2022
“The report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that, for each dollar, investment in improving and scaling up the production of meat and dairy alternatives resulted in three times more greenhouse gas reductions compared with investment in green cement technology, seven times more than green buildings and 11 times more than zero-emission cars.” Author: Damian Carrington, published July 7, 2022
- How Your Diet Contributes to Climate Change – in Three Graphs | Sentient Media
Explore the issue through graphs about the carbon emissions of different protein sources, land required for various diets, and more. Author: Matthew Zampa, published September 11, 2019
Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet: How to Start Eating Cleaner | Sentient Media
This resource outlines the personal and environmental benefits of plant-based diets as well as tips on making the transition. Author: Grace Hussain, published July 30, 2021