Friday, 16 December 2016

A video clip that caught my attention

What If The World Went Vegetarian?




True to the title, this video discusses and illustrates the answer to the intriguing question, "What if the world went vegetarian?". It gives simple neutral information to the hypothetical question and slowly transitions into debating the pros and cons of the entire human race converting to vegetarianism. It ends with the rational explanation of the increasing rate in vegetarianism to be most likely gradual and not drastic, thus giving people time to adapt to change and finally tying the conclusion to real life in which the truth is, as people become richer, they consume more meat, effectively cancelling out the declines we see in other countries.

I learnt that:
~Raising and processing animals is a very common full time job, with more than one billion people working as small scale farmers in the developing world
~Some lands used for pasture are so dry that without humans adding artificial nutrients, it could turn to desert
~Many scientists believe that reducing meat consumption is one of the best ways of managing climate change as livestock production is responsible for approximately 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions

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