Dairy’s Unintended Consequences

The history of why we drink cow’s milk illustrates how culture is the biggest barrier to tackling the climate crisis.

Paul Abela, MSc
The New Climate.
Published in
9 min readMar 26, 2024

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Photo by Nikolai Chernichenko on Unsplash

Milk, glorious, milk… whether it’s cheese, yoghurt, ice cream or a refreshing glass of milk, we can’t seem to get enough of the white stuff. Over 850 million tonnes of dairy is produced annually to meet demand for…

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Paul Abela, MSc
The New Climate.

Writer and systems thinker | Place a lens on the social, economic and political causes of the climate crisis | Visit my website and blog at transformatise.com