High steaks: Meat eaters’ climate impact

Meat mouth.A comparison of the relative climate impact of a reduction in your meat consumption remains one of the report’s best features. For example:

  • If you eat one less burger a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for 320 miles or line-drying your clothes half the time.
  • If your four-person family skips meat and cheese one day a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for five weeks — or reducing everyone’s daily showers by 3 minutes.
  • If your four-person family skips steak once a week, it’s like taking your car off the road for nearly three months.
  • If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, it would be like not driving 91 billion miles — or taking 7.6 million cars off the road.

http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-07-18-high-steaks-meat-eaters-climate-impact

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