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What If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef?

Sep 25, 2017 | 10 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In America, beef accounts for 37 percent of all human-induced methane released into the air. Methane is 23 times as warming to the climate as carbon dioxide. In a recent article, Atlantic senior editor James Hamblin highlighted research that found one dietary change—replacing beef with beans—could get the U.S. as much as 74 percent of the way to meeting 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals. As Hamblin notes, it’s worth being reminded that individual choices matter.

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Authors: Tynesha Foreman, Alice Roth, Brianna Pressey

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