12 Days of COPmas, Day 3: Food: the carbon impact of meat (– or make a turkey happy this COPmas)

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Most of us are aware of everyday actions we can do to reduce our carbon footprint: turning off lights when not needed; using our cars less for short journeys; turning the thermostat down; having short showers and insulating our homes etc.

But much less is understood about the impact our diets could be having on the climate, and the fact that our meat eating habits could constitute a large chunk of our personal annual carbon footprint. The elephant in this particular room is the cow, the pig and the turkey!

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