Australia / Climate Change / Livestock

Less meat, less heat climate argument flawed: AFI

Accusations that “less meat means less heat”, inferring that cutting back on livestock production is a panacea for global warming, are wide off the mark according to the Australian Farm Institute (AFI).

The Institute’s executive director, Mick Keogh, points to some flaws in the way livestock emissions are accounted for in several life-cycle analyses (LCAs) that have been used to make cases against red meat production.

A WorldWatch report released last year attributed 51 per cent of all man-made greenhouse emissions to livestock production, but did so partly by including the carbon dioxide breathed out by livestock in its life-cycle analysis (LCA).

Read more (Stock and Land)

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