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Human behaviour doesn't always make a ton of sense. At least on the surface, I said, would you mind if I give the dogs a little piece of cracker with some hot sauce on it, and without and see what they choose hidden brain a spicy podcast about science psychology. And why people do what they do. It's the Ted radio hour from NPR. I'm guy Roz and on the show today ideas about how we can stop the worst effects of global warming and save our planet. And what the way we might be able to do that is, by changing our diets and eating a lot less meat. I read a book called diet for a small planet by Francis morla pay and Francis Marlow, pay basically, makes the argument that in order to eat meat we have to grow massive amounts of crops that we then funnel through animals. This is Bruce Friedrich. He's co founder of a nonprofit called the good food institute the most recent statistics from the world Resources Institute indicate that it takes about nine calories fed to a chicken to get one calorie backout in the form of chicken meat, and chickens are the most efficient animal. So you're talking about nine times as much land nine times as much water nine times as many pesticides, herbicides on the crops. And then you have to ship all of those crops to feed you to operate the feed mill you have to ship the feed to the factory farm, you have to operate the factory farm, you have to ship the animals to the slaughterhouse, you have to operate the slaughterhouse. Once you crunch all of those numbers. And all of that inefficiency what we find is that meat production. According to the United Nations causes about fourteen point five percent of all human caused climate change globally. That's more than transportation. So the animal agriculture industry causes more climate change than all of the cars and the trains, and the planes than all forms of transportation combined. Here's more from Bruce Friedrich on the Ted stage. I'm gonna get one thing out of the way. I am not here to tell anybody what to eat besides convincing the world to eat less meat. Hasn't worked for fifty years environmentalists, global health experts and animal activists have.