In the article, Livestock and Climate Change authors Goodland, Robert Anhang, and Jeff discuss the devastating effects livestock are contributing towards climate change. Our need for meat has created such a demand that mass animal farming is completely normal in the United States. What most people don’t know is how much of the greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere stems from these animals. The article offers some staggering statistics such as that livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,564 million tons of CO2e per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions which only help the authors get their points across. The major problem with this is the methane being trapped in the atmosphere with nowhere to go. Another very interesting and striking factor of climate change that most people probably don’t realize is the fact that natural disasters are only going to continue to become more devastating ultimentley having negative effects on agriculture. The effects of climate change are morphing what workers must do/pay to provide their service.This second article, Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change and Agricultural Products Loss in Cross-Strait Industry: An Input-Output Analysis is urging that climate change will cause a series of cause and effect situations that could ultimately change growth in population and economic development. Although Mainland China and Taiwan are very different interns of their economy and developmental trajectories, they are both seeing similar effects from these disastrous natural disasters. These effects can be mitigated in many ways, one being the implementation of plant based diets for the average person. In the article, Eating Plant-Based Diets Can Play a Huge Role in Limiting the Effects of Climate Change this topic is discussed and the benefits of plant based diets are explored.Judge Memorial Catholic High School
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