The summer holidays are a great opportunity to catch up on some reading. We’re constantly on the lookout for books, articles and podcasts that we can learn from and we thought we would start to share those that we find most interesting and relevant.
What we’re reading:
Recently we read an article in The Week about the role of farming and meat production in the climate crisis.
Why we’re sharing it:
We’re all familiar with the behemoth that is global warming; it’s impossible now to go a whole day without seeing or hearing something about the climate and biodiversity crisis our planet is facing – especially at TENT HQ. But in past few months, the broad subject has been broken down into its finer components and the role that they each play: pollution, water contamination, deforestation, and unsustainable agriculture, to name a few.
In the past week evidence of the link between meat consumption, unsustainable farming practices, and the alarming rate at which the forest fires that currently (and regularly) devastate several areas of the planet are intensifying has been catapulted into public awareness. Thanks to social media this chain reaction has become a part of wider public knowledge and has fuelled discussions as to how we should change our actions to reduce our carbon footprint at an individual and collective level.
This article looks at how putting our land to better use with methods such as reforestation and sustainable farming helps to drastically cut carbon emissions, citing a report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Read the “Global Warming, Meat and Morals” article here.
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