Frankenstorm Sandy is one more dramatic demonstration that climate change and its extreme weather patterns are now part of our future.
Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can still mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, our energy use and our meat consumption.
Yes, meat consumption. A 2006 United Nations report estimated that meat consumption accounts for 18% of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in World Watch magazine suggested that it may be closer to 50%.