November 30, 2015
People, habitat destruction is real. Habitat destruction is the leading cause of extinction (Hogan). Climate change is real. The earth is warming at an ever increasing rate. Malnutrition is a major issue all over the world, with 800 million people who are malnourished today(“Hunger Statistics.”). Problems that are connected with population and overconsumption are only going to increase in the coming years, by 2050 there will be around 9.6 billion people (Kochar). One solution that requires very little effort on a personal level that will take away some of the great burdens that we are facing, is to stop eating meat. Without eating meat, our world could handle not…show more content… Changing our diet is to change our culture as well. This may be difficult; however, Human population is growing, and we will need more space to house and feed these people. The animals and plants that have been here longer than us deserve to live in peace and have enough space to live as well. One solution is to make farming more efficient, another is for the majority of the world to have a diet that is largely vegetarian or vegan. These issues facing us are only going increase in the coming years, and I call on all of you to do your fair share in helping our world.
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