I know, a radical idea, but you might learn something you didn’t know or fully understand by reading the article above, just sayin….
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that confined farm animals generate more than 450 million tonnes of manure annually, three times more raw waste than generated by Americans. 1
……..animal agriculture accounts for:
- 9% of annual human-induced CO2 emissions,3
- 37% of methane (CH4) emissions, which has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2, 4 and
- 65% of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, which has almost 300 times CO2’s global warming potential.5
PS – there are footnotes and lots of references which are dated now but the issue is still out there. Here are data from the EPA for those digging deeper.