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Conservation initiative in Latin America

This month, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, one of the most important battles facing humanity is playing out. At stake: the salvation of the planet. Climate change is already being felt across Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Bank says.

Rising temperatures are changing rainfall patterns, leading to flooding in some places and intense droughts in others. Climate change will mean dry places get drier and wet places get wetter.

Animal Justice Party: Less hooves = more food

Media Release: Less hooves = more food

Senate candidates from the Animal Justice Party (AJP) will take their ‘less hooves equals more food’ initiative to Canberra this week, to promote a sustainable approach to global food security issues.

The party wants Australia to realise its potential as a food bowl for the world in a sustainable, ethical manner by decreasing animal agriculture and increasing plant-based food production.

Meat eating - consuming our Planet

Environmentalists say the world is on the brink of a new era of food scarcity driven by a "perfect storm" of climate change, water shortage and a rising population” says US analyst and author Lester Brown.
If crops wastefully fed to livestock are included, European countries have more than three times more food than they need, while the US has around four times more food than is needed, and up to three-quarters of the nutritional value is lost before it reaches people's mouths.
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Lamb on Australia Day? Is it really patriotic?

A patriotic meal to celebrate Australia Day should be one that does not cause the environmental damage that livestock do, and one that recognises that our ecosystem is already stressed. 
LAMB ON AUSTRALIA DAY? Sam Kekovich's rival, “Simon Kennovich”, says, thats un-Australian.
CSIRO, over 90 per cent of land degradation is caused by animal industries.

CSIRO: Victorian MP denies livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions

The CSIRO recently released their Home Energy Saving Handbook – How to save energy, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. According to Victorian Liberal MP John Vogels, the CSIRO should apologise to meat and livestock farmers for stating what is scientifically clear - that a move towards a plant-based diet is not only a way to limit greenhouse gas emissions and environmental destruction, but also a route to a healthier diet.

Surely these are the "inconvenient truths", livestock industries and population blow-out!

Not once during the 96 minute presentation, An Inconvenient Truth, did Al Gore mention livestock and our diets as a cause of global warming, or suggest any form of solution or alternatives. The twin "elephants in the room", livestock production and population growth, are avoided by Al Gore and by many environmental and climate change groups.

ETS and extra taxes will not solve the problem of climate change

Slapping extra charges onto the general public, and increasing the costs of fuel and water, is not the solution to climate change. The actual causes of ghg emissions needs to be addressed.

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