The research falsely claims that ending animal agriculture is necessary to avert climate catastrophe.

Several recent news reports exaggerated claims that current meat processing practices will cause a global climate catastrophe, while failing to mention the partisan source of the original research.

The study, published February 1 in PLOS Climate, alleges that “ending animal agriculture has the unique potential to significantly reduce atmospheric levels of all three major greenhouse gases, which, because we have dithered in responding to the climate crisis, is now necessary to avert climate catastrophe,” according to a statement from lead author, Michael Eisen, a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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