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Washington Post on diet choices, land use, and feeding 10 billion people

The Washington Post reports on the impact of agriculture, specifically cattle, on our warming planet:

A 2018 study found that about 12.4 million acres of forest — the equivalent of more than five Yellowstone National Parks — are cut down each year to clear room for industrial agriculture. A whopping 30 percent of Earth’s ice-free land mass is used as pasture for livestock.

By 2050, when the world’s population is projected to hit 10 billion, scientists anticipate it will use up most of humanity’s annual “carbon budget” — the amount we can emit without exceeding warming targets — just to feed everyone.

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