Is Meat Really that Bad?

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Food is arguably the best thing about being alive. No other bodily pleasure is enjoyed multiple times every day and never gets old. It is an expression of culture, our parents' love and a means of celebration or comfort. That’s why it hits a special nerve when we are told we should change what and how we eat to fight rapid climate change. One of the most delicious foods, meat, gets the worst press. It doesn’t help that the topic is really hard to properly research yourself and debates get emotional quickly. But clearly science can give us an answer!

The reality is, well, it’s complicated. Let’s take a look at three climate arguments against meat that are used a lot and see what happens.

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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Vian Abdullah
Not having dislikes means I can't really tell how well-received this video is. Which sucks because this is such a heated topic.
Janet Dixon
I was surprised that the environmental repercussions of eating fish wasn’t discussed also. I’m genuinely curious!
Goose Bandicoot
I initially read this as “Is Meth Really that Bad?” and for a moment was very concerned for Kurzgesagt
Sam Spencer
You need to do a video on artificial sugars. It’s so hard to find information and have any confidence that it’s not been tainted by sugar lobbies promoting their sugar free products
Mevin Jimmy
“They don’t spend spare energy on things like walking.” Thats a sentence I never thought I’d hear.
Luiz Eduardo Alves de Souza Brito
Painful to see Brazil being portrayed in such a bad way. Not a lie though, our government gives 0 sh*t about the enviroment and our situation is horrible
Just Some Guy without a Mustache
“Food is arguably the best thing about being alive”
L Hace 21 un día
“The reality… well… it’s complicated”
A video on water usage in farming and agriculture would be great, too.
I’m interested to see a video discussing the impact on climate for the production and operation of electric vehicles (mining lithium, precious metals, batteries, energy cost, etc) compared to the operation of gas powered vehicles
ethan h
as a follow up to this video, I would love to see the Pros and Cons of an all vegetarian/vegan diet in comparison to the standard human's diet
Finn Miller-New
I would love to see Kurzgesagt and What I've Learned have a discussion on this topic. I feel like they're coming at the topic from different places but are tackling broadly the same issues. It would be a very interesting discussion
Alaric Guy
Video suggestion: Can you guys show us the current status of lab grown meat and vertical farming technology? Love your work!
Thank you for always presenting information so objectively! (Subconscious) insecurity around meat eating leads to a lot of conflict so it's great to see the pure facts without pride getting in the way.
God I’m dying to know what the dislike bar would’ve looked like on this one.
Colin DuPée
Colin DuPée Hace 4 horas
"Use up our entire carbon budget..."
Zach Rabun
Great video, but I do have a question about the crops that are grown to feed livestock. My understanding is that much of the plant that we can't eat, such as stalks and husks, are edible by livestock; meaning they can turn the parts of plants that we can't consume into highly energy dense food. How much of the crops used to feed livestock is also edible by humans, and how much of it is parts of the crop we couldn't consume anyway?
I'd personally be interested in hearing more about this new grown meat scientists have come up with. Not so much how it's done, but if it's actually better overall
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