Turkey: the biggest gas emitter on the menu


Before you dive into your Thanksgiving feast, consider this: That turkey leg is the largest serving of climate change on your plate.

Turkey ranks as the sixth largest emitter of carbon dioxide and methane throughout a bird's life compared with other holiday fare and is the biggest of traditional Thanksgiving dinner foods.

Raising the birds creates a lot of carbon dioxide and methane that many scientists, and the Obama administration, blame for causing manmade climate change, resulting in more severe weather, ocean acidification, glacial ice melting, droughts, flooding and famine.

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