Global warming is a serious issue that puts our planet in great risk. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, the effects of global warming that can already be seen consist of species extinctions, ocean warming, weather disasters and heat waves [1]. If the problem is not dealt with soon, our planet is at risk of demise. Rarely do we hear about how to combat global warming and the other environmental risks we face.

 

However, leading scientists and organizations are now conceding that a plant-based diet is the best way to end our environmental problems. In fact, the United Nations itself has endorsed the vegan diet as “vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst impacts of climate change” [2].

 

 

Additionally, raising and feeding farmed animals wastes crops that could be fed to humans, furthering global malnourishment and starvation. Fortunately, making vegan choices allows us to begin tackling these complex problems, while improving our personal health and reducing our contribution to animal exploitation.

 

Visit GreenYourDiet.org learn how animal agriculture contributes to climate change and devastates the world's impoverished people, our air, land, water, and wildlife habitats.

 

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