JONAS: You're welcome, Spiffy! Thanks to the activists of Fridays for Future, Rebellion Extinction and other grassroots movements, the climate crisis has earned a lot of public attention. More and more people around the world, and especially in the United States, are realizing that irreversible damage from climate change will be inevitable if we continue on our current path.
The agriculture industry is one of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis, accounting for almost a quarter of global emissions. More than 50% of all food emissions stem from animal agriculture and about 21% of all food emissions come from the cultivation of crops for human consumption – the direct result of agricultural production. These emissions include the release of nitrous oxide from the application of fertilizers and manure; methane emissions from rice production; and carbon dioxide from agricultural machinery.