02-04-2014 05:48 AM | Sweden

Eat less meat and dairy to dodge climate disaster, urges study

Avoiding the most devastating impacts of climate change may be impossible unless global consumption of meat and dairy products is drastically cut, a new study has warned.

Its publication coincides with the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sobering new report – a stark warning that no nation will be untouched by the impacts of climate change and of what may happen if global warming exceeds 2C.

The research, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, suggests that staying below such a threshold will require a reduction of consumption of meat and dairy products to limit greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
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