Livestock to blame for 19% of global warming - study

Livestock emissions are responsible for almost a a fifth of total global warming, a new study has revealed.

Research from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre shows methane and nitrous oxide emissions from livestock contributed to 19 percent of the world's global warming in 2010.

An additional 4 percent was due to emissions created when land was converted to pasture.

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Further reading


Media release: New research shows significant impact from livestock on actual warming

Scientific publication: How much do direct livestock emissions actually contribute to global warming?


Dr Andy Reisinger: Agricultural emissions: their role in climate change (video) 

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