Study: Eating Meat Could Add 1 Degree Of Warming In 77 Years

They’re coming after your burgers and steaks.

Greenhouse gas emissions from the way humans produce and consume food could add nearly 1 degree of warming to the Earth’s climate by 2100, according to a new study.

Continuing the dietary patterns of today will push the planet past the 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) limit of warming sought under the Paris climate agreement to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the study published Monday in Nature Climate Change, and will approach the agreement’s limit of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

The modeling study found that the majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from three major sources: meat from animals like cows, sheep and goats; dairy; and rice. Those three sources account for at least 19% each of food’s contribution to a warming planet, according to the study, with meat contributing the most, at 33%.

The manuscript goes on to single out methane as the largest contributor. You know, the greenhouse gas that Europe is pointing to as the reason for their efforts to shut down farming. Not surprisingly, the AP reporter who wrote the article and Columbia student who authored the manuscript are both leftists.

Thankfully, a saner mind was able to weigh in who shot down the AP article and the study’s premise. Steve Milloy has also started a fact check of climate claims at his website as well.

No doubt they’ll be back, but this is yet another example of how the left weaponizes science for its evil purposes. Kill people off by demonizing the food supply and rob them of the nourishment they need to live.