Livestock Produce 51 Percent of Greenhouse Gases

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
at 7:31 PM


World Watch Institute, in a report that was pioneered Edition Watch Magazine November / December 2009 mentions that livestock are responsible for causing at least 51 percent of global greenhouse gases. This is no longer yellow lights, but had a red light.

World Watch Institute is an independent research organization in Washington the United States that stood since 1974. This organization is known critical global issues and the environment. Writer's Dr. Robert Goodland, former environmental adviser to the field for the World Bank and World Bank research staff Jeff Anhang. Both this report based Long Shadow Ranch, a report published in 2006 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Magazine was published in 36 languages and research data used by many NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) around the world, and agencies under the United Nations. NGOs are using the data include Greenpeace Southeast Asia, and Yayasan Obor Indonesia.

The two researchers also calculated emissions of the life cycle of farmed fish production, CO2 from breathing animal, and correction of the actual calculation of the number of reported cattle on earth. Methane gas released by cattle heat binds 72 times more powerful than CO2. This represents an increase that is more accurate than the original calculation of the FAO with warming potential of 23 times. However, researchers were told that their estimates about 51 percent were still minimal numbers.

"The people of Indonesia, even the parties should pay attention to environmental issues, must know information about the impact of livestock industry and the dangers of meat. What are the Indonesian government to do right now? The data is spread out. The government, if it still does not believe about the dangers of meat, please go to the Internet and find out, "said environmentalists are also professors of architecture Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University, Agustinus Madyana Putra.

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