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Meat, dairy and rice production will bust 1.5C climate target, shows study

By Damian Carrington

07 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Emissions from the food production systems, especially those pertaining to high-methane release, will itself cross the 1.5C target if nothing is done. The Guardian has the details from the study.

Emissions from the food system alone will drive the world past 1.5C of global heating, unless high-methane foods are tackled.

Climate-heating emissions from food production, dominated by meat, dairy and rice, will by themselves break the key international target of 1.5C if left unchecked, a detailed study has shown.

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