The Dangers Of Animal Agriculture

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Darroch Koel
English 102
Dave Rick
26 February 2017
The Dangers of Animal Agriculture: The world is at a point in history where it is time to make or break. The earth is slowly dying due to rising global temperatures, pollution, and most importantly animal agriculture. The evidence is so blatant, correlating animal agriculture with global warming, that it nearly hits us humans right in the face, yet we continue to act as if this problem is miniscule. The actual term global warming is defined as a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. Not only is animal agriculture the …show more content…

People may ask why this is such an issue? Changing eating habits isn’t hard. It is extremely hard, because we are changing everything about our culture. Global warming is not seen as big problem in our culture today. In fact, around 1.6 billion people still don’t think climate change or global warming is even a thing. Animal agriculture has correlation with the highest sea level rise ever recorded in history along with, warming oceans, spiking global temperatures, declining arctic sea ice, shrinking ice sheets, ocean acidification and decreased snow cover every year. It only continues to get worse. The problem with this is that worldwide, 61% of the greenhouse gases produced on earth is from animal agriculture. The next closest being 18% due to fossil fuels (Climate Change Indicators in the United States). The answer is plain and simple, there needs to be regulations put on all meats to limit the amount produced year. Scientists believe that if people produced just enough or even a little more than we need for a meat diet, instead of producing 10 billion, producing 7.5 billion, the greenhouse gas from animal agriculture would be 26% less than it is currently. There needs to be a change in the way life is right now, because if the numbers keep increases the way they are, the earth will be like one big Chernobyl, poisoned by pure Co2. However, humanity has always found a way to survive, and this task ahead will prove to

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