Climate change is one of the most urgent and serious challenges facing humanity today. It is caused by the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels and the destruction of forests. Climate change has devastating effects on the environment, such as rising temperatures, melting glaciers, extreme weather events, loss of biodiversity and water scarcity.
One of the major contributors to climate change is animal agriculture, which accounts for about 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Animal agriculture also uses large amounts of land, water and energy, and causes deforestation, soil erosion and pollution.
One of the most effective ways to combat climate change is to adopt a vegan diet, which avoids all animal products, including meat, eggs, dairy, honey and leather. A vegan diet can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and water usage, as well as save animals from suffering and death.
According to a study by Oxford University, going vegan can reduce your food-related carbon footprint by up to 73%. It can also save up to 15,000 litres of water per day. Another study by BBC Future found that a vegan diet can have 60% lower emissions than an omnivorous diet.
In India, where about 30%+ of the population identify as vegetarian, veganism is a growing movement that needs more support and recognition. India is the world's largest milk producer and one of the largest beef exporters. This has a huge impact on the animals, the environment and human health. By going vegan, Indians can reduce their contribution to this suffering and damage.
Going vegan is not only a moral choice, but also a practical one. It can help you live in harmony with nature and contribute to the welfare of all beings and the planet. 🌱
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