Thursday, June 12, 2008

UN report - Livestock's Long Shadow

MEAT EATING IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING
-Over 70% of Amazon rainforest is cut down for meat production.
-Livestock produces MORE GREENHOUSE GASES than all WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTATION COMBINED.

"Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation."
-Dr. Henning Steinfeld, Chief of Livestock Information and Policy Branch, FAO of United Nations

View FAO of UN report

5 comments:

citygirl said...

Amazon is so far away from Malaysia, whatever happen there, how is going to affect us ? I don't see why we should worry about that.

Greensleeves said...

Hi Citygirl,
Thank you for your question.
It is sad that many others also share your view. The attitude of "what I don't see / feel won't hurt me" is one of the reasons why people are not waking up to the FACT that GLOBAL WARMING is rightfully named as it is INDEED a GLOBAL issue....involving EVERYONE. Sorry, but it does not discriminate!!!

As you so said, AMAZON is so far away (some of us can even lay claim that we don't even know where it is!)why bother? The globe is round and what goes around, comes around and on that basis alone (not to mention scientific data on the effects of global warming) it should be enough to jolt us to be more proactive and motivate us to do something about it.

The United Nations and worldwide Head of States have been meeting (many still on-going)for the past
months to draw up regulations and policies with regard to adopting measures in arresting global warming. MALAYSIA has not been silent on this... we also have our fair share of activities and campaigns to help create awareness on this subject. My co-author has posted some of these activites on this blog for reference....so, it goes to show that GLOBAL WARMING is not bounded by territories... it is a worldwide problem and everyone has a moral obligation to help address it... the quicker the better!!!

I hope that you will continue visiting this blog and learn more about what is going on... perhaps it will help you view this matter in a different perspective.

We welcome on board on how you can be more proactive in your quest for more info and what you can, as a concern individual, can do to help SAVE MOTHER EARTH.

pencinta alam said...

Hi citygirl,

Thanks for your comment.
Here's my 2 cents:
Amazon is known to be Earth's green lung. So you see da picture?

Lung breathes life into our body. When it is weak, it affects the entire body system. Everything.

Another offer for your consideration: Take a ping pong ball for eg. if one part of it is dented, will you still use that ball to ping pong?

We really appreciate your visit.
Feel free to share more if there's any. Thanks again, have a great day!!! :)

Citygirl said...

Out of curiosity, i came back to see yr answer. Wow ! U all really made an effort to explain huh! I read some of the articles again. Now I know better. Very scary! Since u offer solution, I like to give it a try, sounds logical to me. What you said ? go vege ? I try cut down meat eating first lah. What else ? Take own shopping bag ? Can try also. I also don't want to see so many bad things happen to our Earth. Earth got problem, my family, myself, my friends also suffer mah, kan? Sorry, last time I wrote like that, I try my best lah, thank you ah !

pencinta alam said...

You go gurl!!! :D