Global Warming
Fight climate change by eating less meat

To the editor: I couldn't agree more that we have to address our diet in order to solve the climate problem. Studies show that animal agriculture creates more greenhouse gas emissions than the transportation sector. ("Latest climate change battle may center on food pyramid," Jan. 18) Animal agriculture is causing devastating resource depletion. Water is one example. A milking dairy cow drinks at least 30 gallons of water a day. We drink half a gallon a day. The meat in one hamburger requires more than 600 gallons of water. Not eating animal products has immediate results for helping to save our planet. The article quotes Daren Bakst from the Heritage Foundation as saying...