There is a big difference between how industrially-produced meat and meat from grazing animals impact the climate. While the former can contribute to environmental degradation, the latter can be an important part of a sustainable future.
But for some reason this point is most often left out of the debate, and that’s making it harder to solve the crisis. Here’s a good new article that’s worth reading:
“Eat less meat” is about mitigating damage, and it misses the opportunity to tell people that there’s a way to actually benefit their planet. Industrially produced meat is unquestionably bad for the environment, and for animals. But perpetuating the myth that all meat is the same means that the potential benefits of responsibly raised meat never get a sufficient foothold. By telling only half the story, we’re perpetuating the problem because we never bother to mention the solution.
If you want to learn more, you can watch the fantastic talk by Allan Savory below. It’s about how we can reverse climate change with livestock.