TITLE: Underestimates of US emissions and global implications for industrializing animal agriculture. AUTHOR: M.N. Hayek. KEYWORDS: Climate change; GHG emissions; environment
Matthew N. Hayek, PhD
The report points out that high-quality measurements that do exist consistently demonstrate that industrial animal agriculture's emissions are actually higher than typically estimated. Therefore the claim held by many experts and policy-makers that intensifying animal agriculture significantly limits global GHG emissions is unjustified. It cautions about not jumping to the conclusion that extensive, pastoral systems is the perfect answer.