Recently Noted – Your Burger vs. Transatlantic Flight – how much CO2?

The New Yorker published “Value Meal: Impossible Foods wants to save the world by inventing a better burger” by Tad Friend in the 9/30/2019 issue. During the introductory paragraphs the following statistic was cited:

Every four pounds of beef you eat contributes to as much global warming as flying from New York to London—and the average American eats that much each month.

Now one might rush to think that this is either a misstatement or hyperbole until you recall the long-established and highly respected fact checking that New Yorker articles under go. So think again, soon, about how you can take your own personal steps to help in fighting global warming and the degradation of the earth caused by our enormous global animal meat production system.

Eat less meat!