Livestock carbon footprint has been affecting our environment in a negative way worldwide. The consequences of climate change from greenhouse gas emissions are detrimental to humans. Climate change can cause melting of ice, causing extinction among animals that live in certain areas, leading on to the rise of sea level. Not only that, climate change can cause new diseases due to some viruses or bacterias being able to live in areas where they couldn’t survive because it was too cold.
Livestock carbon footprint is important to people who care about the environment and maybe those who are not very well educated on the effects of climate change.
Many people do not know that the methane gas provided by livestock farms or the meat industry is harming the ozone and worsening the drought. Methane is gas that is produced by cow feces and flatulence, which aids in destroying the ozone. To produce one pound of beef, it requires about 600 gallons of water. A study found that an average american family’s diet emits more carbon footprint than transportation.