Tuesday, January 29, 2008


ny times To put the energy-using demand of meat production into easy-to-understand terms, Gidon Eshel, a geophysicist at the Bard Center, and Pamela A. Martin, an assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Chicago calculated that if Americans were to reduce meat consumption by just 20 percent it would be as if we all switched from a standard sedan — a Camry, say — to the ultra-efficient Prius.

1 comment:

lucaskrech said...

Yeah. The meat industry is quite scary when it comes to the environmental impacts. And that does not even get into the ethics of animal treatment issues.