Recalling the documentary Cowspiracy, I am absolutely surprised by the huge effect animal farming is having on climate change and how silent the major organizations are to speak about this issue. As discussed in class, the ecosystem integrates a bunch of processes and there just cannot be a single cause of the environmental issue. Thus while burning fossil fuels has been identified as one of the main issues of climate change, we should also pay more attention to other causes. I envision a world where climate and environment related organizations could provide more access to the public so that people could acknowledge the various factors of climate changes, instead of only paying attention to burning fossil fuels.
In order to mitigate the effect of animal farming, I would try to reduce my consumption of meat products and practice more vegan meals, and also spread this idea to people around me. On a bigger scale, I hope there would be enough funds to support an organization or project for it to be willing to speak up about this issue. For example, the government could use some of the budget to educate the public about the huge water consumption behind the meat product and its significant effect on climate change.