There is a lot of misinformation surrounding climate change. In this episode, Mary-Elizabeth Estrada and Dr. Ram Balasubramanian discuss three climate myths:
Myth 1 - Beef consumption is bad for climate change.
Meat and dairy specifically account for around 14.5% of global greenhouse emissions. By using sustainable practices when producing meat and dairy products, greenhouse emissions can be reduced.
Myth 2 - Aquatic ecosystems can easily adapt to climate change.
Increasing ocean acidification, sea level rise and the increase of red tide are alarming as they can directly harm Florida’s marine ecosystems, fisheries, and tourism. It is important to find and implement strategies to help protect these systems for environmental, human, and economic health.
Myth 3 - Everyone switching to alternative energies will solve climate change problems.
The manufacturing of alternative energy products must be sustainable to have the greatest impact. However, they are not a silver bullet solution to mitigating climate change problems.