Cows and Global Warming Jane woo

What is global warming?

It is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effects.

How are cows contributing to global warming?

Cows produce methane, which is a greenhouse gas that contributes to the increased concentrations of heat-trapping.

Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide but 23 times more toxic.

Cows release roughly about 70-120 kg of methane per year.

What does methane gas even do to our environment?

Methane attacks the ozone layer. Sea levels will begin to rise, glaciers will begin to melt, and the ground will essentially become dryer.

Why should we care and why do I care?

If global warming continues, hurricanes can become stronger and intense heat waves may occur more often.

It affects our health because heat waves, severe storms, air pollution, and diseases are linked to climate.

Plants, animals, and ecosystems are being wiped out due to the increase in temperature.

Winters will be shorter but beaches may be unavailable due to the high sea levels.

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