Academic Suggests New Year’s Resolution to Save the Planet: Eat Low-Emissions Diet

Breitbart | 12/31/2017 | Staff
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Forget those New Year’s resolutions to finally stick to your exercise plan or to spend less money at Starbucks. Climate scientists at the University of California are suggesting a different kind of resolution — eat a low-emissions diet.

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Maya Almaraz, a postdoctoral researcher at the university, says while people may feel helpless when it comes to an issue as large as a warming planet, the data show that personal decisions really can have a big impact.

“We make food choices every day,” Almaraz said.“It’s an individual choice, so you may make them based on how you want to look or what you want your health to be.”

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“Or you can choose to make them based on how you want to impact the planet,” Almaraz said in the report.

Almaraz said the most important change one can make to reduce methane and carbon pollution is putting less meat on your plate.

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Eating fish instead can make “an eight-fold reduction in emissions, and switching to beans or lentils...
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