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Later in Bali said that in case of losing the fight against climate change, humanity is threatened of extinction. It could be said that the trend is growing and that the figures have been increasing month after month, changing and intensifying each time more, however in the course of the past year have been counted 500 disasters of nature. This has been 1/5 more than in the year 2006. And if this is seen in correlation to the past 20 years, the number of disasters of nature and macro events caused by humans has increased by 60%. However, an important step is that scientists have demonstrated that our bad luck we ourselves have forged her us, nature has given a lesson up to the most incredulous. And in this situation Nations, met in Bali 190 to discuss how climate change can be stopped.

And at the same time one wonders What can do us citizens?, just a really interesting and important report was published already in the last year 2008. A report by FAO, the Organisation for food and Agriculture of the United Nations, in which very clearly warned of the relationship that exists between meat production, global warming and climate change. The report notes that livestock production is one of the causes of the most pressing environmental problems in the world, such as the warming of the planet, land degradation, air pollution and water, and biodiversity loss. The report estimates that livestock are responsible for 18% of gas emissions that produce the effect greenhouse, one percentage higher than the transport. The livestock sector produces 9% of CO2 emissions, much due to the expansion of grasslands and agricultural land used for fodder production, and generates one still greater volume of emissions of other gases that have more potential to heat up the atmosphere: up to 37% of methane, almost everything from enteric fermentation from ruminants, and 65% of nitrous oxide anthropogenic, mostly from manure unfortunately this report just it has transcended public opinion. A few scientists, among them John Powles, of Cambridge University, has called attention to the fact that the reduction of meat consumption could be far more effective to curb warming of the Earth. But what was very successful was that the President of the World Council for climate, Dr. Pachauri, as a result of the presented facts has become vegetarian. And in principle every person who cares about the future of the earth can follow their example.

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