Make Monday meatless.

Eat less meat; curb climate change.


With a President-elect who has called global warming a "hoax," and who has nominated well-known climate change denialists to lead the EPA and Energy Department, our attempts in the US to slow down the warming of the planet are not looking so good...

So how can we take matters into our own hands to avert the devastating consequences of global warming?

Its really quite simple. Aim to reduce your meat consumption. Make Monday Meatless. Instead of roast chicken, try Veggie Tacos, Black Bean Soup, or Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwiches instead. And If you're feeling more ambitious, skip meat a few meals a week -- or even further, consider adopting a wholly vegetarian diet.

What many might not know is that the global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined. Yes, combined. Emissions from livestock, largely from the manure and farts of cows and sheep, currently makes up almost 15% of global emissions.

In short, if we all make the effort to eat less meat, it is indeed possible to make a dent in curbing climate change.