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Our eating habits could lead to 1C of warming by 2100, new study says [Video]

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Greenhouse gas emissions from the way humans produce and consume food could add nearly 1C of warming to the Earth’s climate by 2100, according to a new study.

Continuing the dietary patterns of today will push the planet past the 1.5C limit of warming sought under the Paris climate agreement to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the study published in Nature Climate Change, and will approach the agreement’s limit of 2C.

The modelling study found that the majority of greenhouse gas emissions come from three major sources: meat from animals like cows, sheep and goats; dairy; and rice. Those three sources account for at least 19% each of food’s contribution to a warming planet, according to the study, with meat contributing the most, at 33%.

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