Animal Agriculture Blamed for Dangerous Methane Gas

A new comprehensive scientific study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" revealed shocking evidence that the United States is spewing 50 percent more methane--a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide--than the federal government estimates.

Much of the gas is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The main culprit is animal agriculture.

Indeed, studies show that raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all the transportation in the world combined. Sounding an even greater alarm, Anna Michalak, an Earth scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, said that cows seem to be generating twice as much methane as previously thought.

The best way to help stop dangerous methane emissions from destroying our environment is to boycott the industries that produce them. Transitioning to a vegan diet is the single best step anyone can take toward curtailing climate change. It also improves your health and protects animals against the cruelties of factory farming.

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