Meat CO2 calculator for you to use and benefit from today. It’s so easy to make a small change to your lifestyle that can make a huge difference to climate change. Just commit to replacing a number of meaty meals every week with a vegetarian or vegan option, and the benefits soon add up. A cheeseburger meal has a CO2 footprint of 4.35 kg! As an added bonus, you’re also making a difference to animal welfare. Reducing meat consumption helps put pressure on the meat industry to treat animals humanely if it wants to have a future. Start with just one meal a week and see the difference!
Our oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second
Let that sink in: we’re adding the heat of 5 atom bombs to our oceans every second! So the amount of warming carbon dioxide gas we add to the air, whether by eating meat or flying, has a huge, measurable impact on ocean temperatures. The years 2015 – 19 have shown the warmest ocean temperatures recorded. A new report finds that: “Human-emitted greenhouse gases (GHGs) have resulted in a long-term and unequivocal warming of the planet (IPCC, 2019). More than 90% of the excess heat is stored within the world’s oceans, where it accumulates and causes increases in ocean temperature. Because the oceans are the main repository of the Earth’s energy imbalance, measuring ocean heat content (OHC) is one of the best way to quantify the rate of global warming.”
CO2 footprint of a cheeseburger meal calculations, which we used as the basis of our meat CO2 calculator: http://www.openthefuture.com/cheeseburger_CF.html
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Meat-free burger picture: Von Shpernik088 – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35019440
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