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Food for thought ??

If we stopped burning all fossil fuels this minute, would that be enough to get global warming under control?

Acording to @ucsantabarbara ecology professor David Tilman, petroleum energy sources are only part of the picture. In a paper published in the journal Science, Tilman and colleagues predict that even in the absence of fossil fuels, cumulative greenhouse gas emissions could still cause global temperatures to exceed climate change targets in just a few decades.

The source? Our food system.

“Global food demand and the greenhouse gases associated with it are on a trajectory to push the world past the one-and-a-half degree goal, and make it hard to stay under the two degree limit,” said Tilman.

According to the paper, left unchecked, agricultural emissions alone could exceed the 1.5°C limit by about 2050.

Climatarian, a term that first appeared in the @nytimes in 2015, entered the Cambridge Dictionary the following year and is now becoming more common. Apps such as @cookwithkuri introduced last year, offer climatarian recipes.

Fast-casual restaurants @justsalad and @chiptole have added climatarian meals to their menus with more seasonal and local ingredients.

Climatarians tend to stick to fruits and vegetables that are in season relative to their location and region, while avoiding factory farmed meat and dairy. They seek out local food and ingredients for their lower carbon footprints. Some climatarians cut out items like avocados, almonds, and pistachios due to their high water intensity.

According to the @epagov , emissions from agriculture increased by 12% from 1990-2019.

According to Jennifer Jay, professor of civil and environmental engineering @ucla “If this shift in diet were reproduced across the population for just one year, it would result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 106 million metric tons — or the equivalent of one-third of the Paris Climate Agreement targets.”

Sources: @nytimes @sci.daily @epagov

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