Eating vegan results in a reduction of 1.5 tons of CO2 equivalent/yr, vs. eating the standard American diet, containing meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs. The reason equivalent is used, is because some of the greenhouse gases associated with eating the std. American diet are methane and N2O. Both of these are actually much more powerful than CO2 at trapping the infrared radiation trying to escape to space, from the Earth's surface.
However, beef is the worst offender, followed by pork, chicken, dairy, and eggs.
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