A Meat Eater says Eat Less Meat To Go Green

From Ezra Klein, a Washington Post Columnist

I’ve not had the willpower to eliminate bacon from my life entirely, and so I eliminated it from breakfast and lunch, and when that grew easier, pulled back further to allow myself five meat-based meals a month. And believe me, I enjoy the hell out of those five meals.

Okay, so he is *NOT* a vegan or even a vegetarian, but he goes on to add these quotes in his column:

According to a 2006 United Nations report, livestock accounts for 18 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.


Two researchers at the University of Chicago estimated that switching to a vegan diet would have a bigger impact than trading in your gas guzzler for a Prius (PDF). A study out of Carnegie Mellon University found that the average American would do less for the planet by switching to a totally local diet than by going vegetarian one day a week
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Dang! Just *one* day a week? Anyone can do that.

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