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Environmental Warning: Meat's Not Green

Climate change has been called humankind's "greatest challenge" and the world's most grave environmental threat, but what is the leading cause of the climate crisis? Is it driving an SUV? Nope. Factories? Nope. Planes? Nope. These are the first things that come to mind, but the leading cause of climate change might actually be on your dinner plate.

According to a U.N. report, the meat industry produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined—providing further evidence that meat's not green. These gases worsen climate change and might lead to catastrophic disasters—like droughts, floods, hurricanes, rising sea levels, and disease outbreaks—unless we drastically reduce the amounts emitted into the atmosphere.

PETA's "Meat's Not Green" video shows that the most effective way that individuals can reduce greenhouse-gas emissions—and help reduce pollution and habitat destruction as well—is by switching to a vegetarian diet.

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Meat's Not Green

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<embed src="" mce_src="" quality="high" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="335" height="255" allowScriptAccess="always"></embed><br>Is Your Diet Causing Climate Change?Watch <a href="">PETA's Video on the Diet-Environment Connection</a>.

We need your help spreading the word that meat's not green. The following are just a few of the many ways that you can help share this video:

  • E-mail the video to everyone you know so that they can see how devastating their diet might be to the environment. Just click on the "Forward" button at the bottom of the page.
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After sharing the video, take the next step in helping to reduce climate change—take the 30-day Pledge to Be Veg! If you're not sure how to prepare meat-free meals or which foods in your local grocery store are vegan, we'll send you an e-mail with our top tips on the best places to eat out, our favorite recipes, the tastiest animal-friendly snacks, and the most delicious prepackaged vegetarian meals!

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