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Liz Bonnin
Presents all things science, nature & environment incl. RTS & Grierson awarded Drowning In Plastic, Galapagos, BAFTA winning Big Blue Live & Super Smart Animals
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Liz Bonnin Dec 6
Give back this Christmas.. 🤗🌎💚
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Jason Hickel Dec 5
Here is human development plotted against consumption-based CO2 emissions.
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Jason Hickel Dec 5
In order to stay under 1.5C, global emissions need to be falling by 7% per year. Instead they continue to rise. It's not that we are moving too slowly. We are moving *backward*.
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Planet Earth II Live Dec 4
David Attenborough. That's it. That's the tweet.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 4
I’m sure there will be many more programmes, and items as parts of series, about British farming and sustainability. There have been in the past and that will continue.😊
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Liz Bonnin Dec 4
Replying to @GHGGuru
Perhaps you misinterpret what a ‘documentary about global meat production’s impact on the environment’ means? In any case it will be distributed around the world now that it’s been shown in the UK.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
Done 😊
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GeographersforLife Nov 28
What do young people in the UK think about the climate & nature emergencies? Help us make this poll viral so we can reach as many young people as possible! More responses = more powerful output so SHARE SHARE SHARE!
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
Let’s agree to disagree, but thank you for the conversation, good to exchange differing opinions cordially.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
I am making sense. I am talking about intensive feedlots and monoculture feed. The point you are making is a different one about permaculture and regenerative farming.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
Figures vary re age of cattle. That’s why I said approx 6 months on each.. They can be slaughtered as early as 11 months.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
Indeed. But once again it’s about volume and efficiency of land use. You can feed more people with a variety of crops on land used for monoculture feed for animals & a variety of crops doesn’t need as much synthetic fertiliser as monocultures for animal or human consumption.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
Also, see my post about the clip of Joel Salatin’s farm, posted 27/11/19. I hope this clarifies what our documentary was about. A global environmental film (even if produced in Britain) will focus on where the biggest impacts originate, wherever that may be on the planet.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
There are 1.5 billion cattle on the planet (1 billion pigs & 23 billion chickens). So the sheer scale of meat production is unsustainable. It is a complex issue but we communicated the global scale of the problem accurately, using the independent scientific consensus 3/3
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
The majority of ranch cattle in US are grazed for approx 6 months before being moved to intensive feed lots for the last approx 6 months of their lives. Feedlots are more ‘GHG efficient’ but pollute the environment and use damaging fossil fuel fertilised monoculture feeds.. 2/3
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Liz Bonnin Dec 2
This was a programme about GLOBAL meat production’s impact, with examples from biggest producers/ exporters. It was not a programme about British farming. In terms of GHGs & land use efficiency per kilo of meat produced, grazing/ranches have more of an impact on the planet. 1/3
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Liz Bonnin Dec 1
Scroll down my home page, it’s not too far down.. In any case thank you for your comments and the chat. It is indeed a complex issue and I am learning all the time. Have a good evening.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 1
(& by that I mean that it should have expanded on its statement about “speeding up climate change”, but the very fact that readers have been surprised that we have intensive farms here is testament to the need for more clarity about where our food comes from & how it’s produced)
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Liz Bonnin Dec 1
Please read my post from 27/11/19. We did not “hide the good”. But what is clear is the public have no idea about the facts that farming and food industry experts are already aware of. We have to start here if we are all to live more sustainably.
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Liz Bonnin Dec 1
Replying to @theshepherdswi1
Nonsense. I didn’t say let’s all go vegan. Did you actually watch the programme? It concluded what the science says: drastically reduce consumption and choose where your food comes to support a more sustainable future.
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