The Heat: Animal agriculture and the environment

The Heat

The Heat: Animal agriculture and the environment

We’ve been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol and E. coli from eating meat and chicken, but less known is the danger posed to the environment.

Studies show climate change and water shortages are directly linked to the amount of meat we consume.

According to the environmental documentary filmCowspiracy, animal agriculture is responsible for 65% of nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

The Heat: Animal agriculture and the environment pt1

We’ve been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol and E. coli from eating meat and chicken, but less known is the danger posed to the environment. Studies show climate change and water shortages are directly linked to the amount of meat we consume. According to the environmental documentary filmCowspiracy, animal agriculture is responsible for 65% of nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. The Heat invited on a panel of guests to discuss: From San Francisco is the co-writer, co-producer and narrator of “Cowspiracy”, Kip Andersen. From The Hague is the first elected member of the Party for the Animals, Marianne Thieme. She serves as a leader in Parliament.

The Heat invited on a panel of guests to discuss:

  • From San Francisco is the co-writer, co-producer and narrator of “Cowspiracy”, Kip Andersen.
  • From The Hague is the first elected member of the Party for the Animals, Marianne Thieme. She serves as a leader in Parliament.

The Heat: Animal agriculture and the environment pt2

We’ve been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol and E. coli from eating meat and chicken, but less known is the danger posed to the environment. Studies show climate change and water shortages are directly linked to the amount of meat we consume. According to the environmental documentary filmCowspiracy, animal agriculture is responsible for 65% of nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Joining The Heat to discuss was also: From San Francisco, Nicolette Hahn Niman is an environmental attorney, livestock rancher and writer. Niman's latest book is called “Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production.” From Sacramento is University of California-Davis professor, Frank Mitloehner. He chairs a UN project on the environmental footprint of livestock production.

Joining The Heat to discuss was also:

  • From San Francisco, Nicolette Hahn Niman is an environmental attorney, livestock rancher and writer. Niman’s latest book is called “Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production.”
  • From Sacramento is University of California-Davis professor, Frank Mitloehner. He chairs a UN project on the environmental footprint of livestock production.

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