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We can cut air pollution drastically right now. Here’s how | John Vidal | Opinion | The Guardian
Initiatives such as car-free days in major cities show that our toxic air can be cleaned, says environmental writer John Vidal
environment  civics 
yesterday by emerysnyder
Europe's meat and dairy production must halve by 2050, expert warns | Environment | The Guardian
Livestock has the world’s largest land footprint and is growing fast, with close to 80% of the planet’s agricultural land now used for grazing and animal feed production, even though meat delivers just 18% of our calories.

Europeans already eat more than twice as much meat as national dietary authorities recommend – far beyond a “safe operating space” within environmental limits, says the Rise foundation study.

As a result, huge sectoral “adjustments” will be needed by 2050 to rebalance the sector, including a 74% drop in greenhouse gas emissions and a 60% cut in nitrate-based fertiliser use, it finds…

Buckwell told the Guardian he envisaged a contraction of the sector of between 40%-50%. “We have to contract consumption by roughly half to come within the safe operating space – a big change, in other words.”
vegan  environment 
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