Old problem, new figures – the devastating impact of meat consumption

WWF report finds 60% of global biodiversity loss is down to meat-based diets which put huge strain on Earth’s resources.

The ongoing global appetite for meat is having a devastating impact on the environment driven by the production of crop-based feed for animals, a new report has warned.

Quote of the article: “But if global demand for meat grows as expected, the report says, soy production would need to increase by nearly 80% by 2050.”

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/05/vast-animal-feed-crops-meat-needs-destroying-planet?CMP=share_btn_fb


Deutsche Bank to stop investment in coal-fired power plant construction and thermal coal mining

Answering to increasing public pressure after controversial deals with coal-related activities and living up to their pledges made in Paris 2015.

However, Deutsche Bank “only” commits not to finance NEW projects – the consequent step would be to divest from existing investments, too. It will be interesting to see if Deutsche Bank voices their thoughts on divesting, too.


Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Quantifying human impact on the Earth’s systems – in temporal measures!



UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet – The Guardian

Nothing new really, but interesting that the push comes from global institutions and is specifically geared towards Western societies.


Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jun/02/un-report-meat-free-diet