1 - The Future is Now

  • Why it Matters
  • Invisible Danger
  • Paris and Beyond
  • Social Responsibility
  • Pace of Climate Change
  • Evidence of Poor Presentation?
  • Major Polluters of GHGs
  • Conclusion

2 - Meat The Future

  • Introduction
  • Dietary Transformation
  • Food's Footprint 
  • Food Animals' GHGs 
  • Addressing Livestock GHGs 
  • Wellness of Plant-based Diet 
  • Outline 
  • Conclusion

PART I - Climate 101

3 - Climate Science

  • Introduction
  • Climate Literacy
  • What is Climate Change?
  • What is Global Warming?
  • Climate Chemistry
  • CO2 and Historical Temperature
  • Modern Temperature Trends
  • Why Is 1°C a Big Deal?
  • Arctic Sea Ice Trends
  • Climate Women
  • Conclusion

4 - Climate Politics

  • Introduction
  • Early Warnings
  • The IPCC
  • IPCC Reports
  • AR5 – WGII
  • Countering 'Skeptics'
  • US Climate Disasters
  • Global Climate Disasters
  • Conclusion

5 - Structural Denial

  • Introduction
  • Denial Campaign
  • Sociology of Denial
  • Psychology of Denial
  • (Un)Sustainable Development Goals
  • Conclusion

6 - 2015 Paris Climate Talks

  • Introduction
  • Climate (Dis)Accords
  • COP21 Goals
  • Paris Agreement
  • Climate Mitigation, Inc
  • Food at COP21
  • Diet at COP21
  • Conclusion

7 - Neoliberal Climate

  • Introduction
  • Over-heated Wealth
  • Neoliberal Hegemony
  • US GHG Reduction
  • US Political Climate
  • US Neoliberal Diet
  • Conclusion

8 - How Hot by 2100?

  • Introduction
  • Future Emission Scenarios
  • The IPCC's Focus on 2°C Limit
  • Projecting Minimal Losses and Budget
  • Ending GHGs: AR5 Synthesis
  • IPCC's Conflicts of Interest
  • Conclusion

9 - Beyond a 2°C Sunrise

  • Introduction 
  • Is the Paris Agreement Doomed?
  • Scenario A1B: +3°C by 2100
  • Scenario A1FI: +4°C by 2100
  • Scenario A2: +5°C by 2100
  • Missing Positive Feedbacks
  • Burning All Available Fossil Fuels
  • Conclusion

10 - Climate & Health

  • Introduction 
  • IPCC on Health
  • Heat-related Illness
  • Climate and Reproduction
  • Kids Under Climate Stress
  • Childhood and Severe Weather
  • Weather Extremes and Women
  • Climate Resilience
  • Conclusion

PART II - Counting GHGs

11 - What Crisis?

  • Introduction
  • A Tale of Two Sources
  • Livestock's Emissions Denial?
  • IPCC and Food Animals
  • INDCs and Livestock
  • Sounding the Alarm
  • Animal Agribusiness Disorder
  • Conclusion

12 - Numbers Racket

  • Introduction
  • FAO 2006: Livestock is 18%
  • Livestock Counter-claim
  • FAO 2013: Livestock is 14.5%
  • Emissions Breakdown
  • Cattle: The Biggest Footprint
  • Cow's Milk GHG Emissions
  • Other Livestock Footprints
  • Conclusion

13 - Over-Consumption Class

  • Introduction
  • Urbanization
  • Over-Consumption and GHGs
  • Global Substitution Diets
  • Class and Diet
  • Over-Consumption Curse
  • Conclusion

14 - Diet or Population?

  • Introduction
  • Diet or Over Population?
  • Hungry Masses
  • Hidden Population: Obesity
  • Livestock Triangle
  • Trends in Animal Production
  • Global Carnism
  • US Animal Production
  • Conclusion

15 - Meat is Neocolonialism

  • Introduction
  • Trade Liberalization
  • Transnational Food Corporations
  • Capitalist Consolidation
  • Breeding Monopolies
  • Feed and Neocolonialism
  • Feed and Displacement
  • GM Plantations and Monopoly
  • Conclusion

16 - Meat is Oppression

  • Introduction
  • Livestock Equals Food Insecurity
  • Meat and Colonialism
  • Climate Justice
  • Racism and Food Deserts
  • Meat the Patriarchy
  • Greenwashing Cruelty: Humane Meat
  • Antibiotics and Superbugs
  • Diet and Social Justice
  • Conclusion

17 - The Politics of Meat

  • Introduction
  • Agricultural Policy
  • FAO's 30% Reduction
  • Factory Farming is Not a Solution
  • Structural Demand
  • Mitigating Demand
  • GLEAM
  • Conclusion

18 - (Im)Partial Assessments

  • Introduction
  • Life-cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • FAO's Limited LCA
  • Flawed Data Selection
  • Land Use Change (LUC)
  • Other LCAs
  • Vegans Hurts The Planet?
  • Skewing Research
  • Conclusion

19 - FAO's Aninomics

  • Introduction
  • Validation of FAO's Findings
  • (In)Efficiency of Different Livestock Animals
  • GLEAM Excluded Emissions
  • Other Excluded Emissions
  • Goodland and Anhang's 51% Estimate
  • Conclusion

PART III: Missing GHGs

20 - Short-term Forcers!

  • Introduction
  • Atmospheric GHGs
  • Unbalanced Carbon Cycle
  • Methane Emissions
  • Methane GWP
  • Nitrogen Emissions
  • Other Non-CO2 GHGs
  • Conclusion

21 - Got Sink?

  • Introduction
  • Carbon Sinks
  • Trees, Livestock and CO2
  • Deforestation
  • Soy Protein and Ecosystems
  • Opportunity Cost
  • Conclusion

22 - Soil Not Cattle

  • Introduction
  • Soil Erosion
  • Unsavory Soil Management
  • Effects of Livestock Overgrazing
  • Plants and Climate Change
  • Climate and Crop Yields
  • Organic Farming
  • Conclusion

23 – 6th Mass Extinction

  • Introduction
  • Valuing Biodiversity
  • Counting Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and Livestock
  • Mass Extinction
  • Wildlife Removal
  • Wildlife Diseases
  • Conclusion

24 - Water Footprints

  • Introduction
  • Water Terms
  • Water Use
  • Appropriated Water
  • Inefficient Water Use
  • Crops and Water Pollution
  • Conclusion

25 - Waste Pollution

  • Introduction
  • Food Waste
  • Rivers of Waste
  • Manure and Disease
  • Dead Zones
  • Fish-kills in One-Month
  • Climate Change and Die-Offs
  • Conclusion

26 - Missing Fish

  • Introduction
  • Ocean Heat
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Seafood and Enslavement
  • Waste and ByCatch
  • Farmed Fish
  • Conclusion

27 - Panzootic

  • Introduction
  • Regulations to Nowhere
  • Industrial Chicken
  • Chicken Diseases
  • Wet Markets
  • Avian Flu
  • Panzootic
  • Conclusion

28 - Human Diseases

  • Introduction
  • A Lot of Protein
  • Altering Gut Bacteria
  • Autism
  • Bone Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Food-borne Illnesses
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Mercury Poisoning
  • Milk Allergy
  • Meat Allergy
  • Other Human Illnesses
  • Air Pollution
  • Growth Hormones
  • Glyphosate
  • Nitrates
  • Conclusion

PART IV: Climate-Friendly Diet

29 - Personal Change

  • Introduction
  • Paleo Diet
  • Environmental Denialism
  • Diet Recidivism
  • The 4Ns of Carnism
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Consumption Differences
  • Informational Barriers
  • Conclusion

30 - Social Action

  • Introduction
  • Weight, Shame and Diet
  • Decrease in Carnism
  • “Climate-friendly” Diets
  • Social Activism
  • Divestment from Animal Ag
  • Meat Substitutes
  • Conclusion

31 - Policy Change

  • Introduction
  • Structural Change
  • Public Backlash
  • IPCC Priority
  • Trade Agreements
  • End Subsidies
  • Biodiversity and Human Rights
  • Regulations and Animal Welfare
  • Nutritional Guidelines
  • Procurement
  • Meat Tax
  • Awareness Campaigns
  • Conclusion