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Climate Change

After the Paris Conference we might want to raise our personal consciousness of climate change, so in the next few Updates there will be a series of short notes on this topic. For example, did you know that agriculture is among the greatest contributors to climate change? It emits more greenhouse gases than all cars, trucks, trains, and airplanes combined—largely from methane gas released by cattle and rice farms, nitrogen from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from cutting forests. For Lent, some of us could examine our use of beef and foods / products that require the destruction of tropical forests (for example, read the ingredient labels on food to see how many packaged / processed foods contain palm oil.)