nitrous oxide

Nitrous-Oxide-NOS-refillseatinganimalsfrom the i-didn’t-know-that dep’t: i knew methane had 23 times the global warming potential (GWP) of CO2, but i didn’t know that nitrous oxide (N2O) has a GWP of an incredible 296, or that 65% of N2O comes from anthropogenic animal agriculture. according to several recent studies, farmed animals are a greater source of GHG emissions than all human transport (cars, trucks, ships, planes, etc) combined. nor that an omnivore’s diet contributes seven times the GHG than a vegan diet. foer’s inescapable conclusion: ‘if one cares about the environment … one must care about eating animals.’

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