When: Thu., April 15, 5:30 p.m. 2021
Barbara Bramble of the National Wildlife Federation presents The hamburger is eating the forest: changing the trajectory of one of Brazil’s largest exports. Cattle raising is the chief driver of deforestation in many parts of the world, demanding huge amounts of land for both pasture and cultivation of feed. This makes cattle the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in many countries. In this talk, Barbara Bramble will describe the current status of cattle industry operations worldwide, and compare the impacts of other commodities that are similarly associated with deforestation and climate change. Register for the lecture online.