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June 28, 2022

 

What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year?

What would happen if the US didn’t eat meat for a year? According to Rachel Nuwer, if we stopped consuming red meat as a population, greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 25%-33% and we would get back more than 8 billion acres of land for uses like wildlife and housing. But if something like this happened over a short period of time, there would be several negative impacts on the economy. There are places in the world that can only support livestock. Places where the earth cannot support the growth of crops. In addition to the environment and economy, there would be impacts on one’s health. If we all went vegetarian by 2050, Nuwer says there would be a “global mortality reduction by 6-10%”. Would the benefits of going “not meat” be worth the costs? What lengths would you go to, to preserve our world?

Source

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160926-what-would-happen-if-the-world-suddenly-went-vegetarian


Earth as 2/3 Land

What would the planet be like if ⅔ the surface were land instead of water?

Many have wondered this, and beyond asking, what if all the water dried up?  Researchers in Australia have ”mapped the oceans and compiled the information” into one picture of the seafloor. This answer is just my imagination running wild.

The world would be completely different is it was ⅔ land. When I think of this, I imagine one giant landmass with pockets of water on the surface. There wouldn’t be separate continents. The climate would be severely affected. Evolution would have been affected because for some species, it was necessary for isolation on continents for the to evolve. I see a new range of animals, since migration across the land is possible.

Then I think about humans. How would we be affected? Well, I think cultural lines would be more blurred. I see one main language for all humans. I also imagine many wars over the little water left. Another major issue I think of is how the climate would change. I suspect that the overall climate “would have a drier atmosphere, but [it] might not be a desert.” There would be fewer large trees from the lack of surface water and an abundance of grassland plants. I also think that there would be different species that are better adapted to having less water. They would be like camels in the way that they can go long periods of time without water.


What would happen if we didn’t have sports?

Most of us are involved in some type of sport or activity that takes up most of our time. Well, if we didn’t have activities such as football or in my case cheer, what would happen?

Many argued that our exercise levels would decrease because sports are sometimes the main source of exercise for most of us. Not only would our health be affected but also our economy. In some cities in the United States a big factor of income comes from big sporting events that profit the city.

Some cities have pointed out that without the money that is produced from the local sports events, the would be in debt. Also, relating to America, America already has an obesity rating so imagine how big the problem would be if we didn’t have the biggest source that most people exercise.

Overall, not having sports in our life would result in a very negative outcome for our society. We are constantly obsessing over our favorite sports teams & putting most of our time into playing our favorite sport.

https://psmag.com/imagining-an-america-without-sports-5943b54890f8#.wnzp1aclz

 

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