Livestock emissions must be cut, say scientists

LIVESTOCK emissions will have to be cut if the world is to keep warming down to Paris Agreement levels, two top New Zealand scientists are warning.


The scientists have found that methane, a short-lived greenhouse gas released by agricultural activities, has a much bigger impact on global warming than previously thought, and say that agricultural is directly responsible for nearly a quarter of global warming.

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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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