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Rethinking Methane: Animal Agriculture’s Path to Climate Neutrality

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D

PRESENTER: Frank Mitloehner, PhD, UC Davis

Animal agriculture is often disproportionately blamed when it comes to climate change, distracting us from legitimate climate solutions in a sector portrayed as only a problem. That’s because we haven’t been looking at how methane actually warms – or cools – our planet. By rethinking methane, we can show how animal agriculture cannot only find a path to climate neutrality, but also how it can be a tool in our fight against global climate change. 

Dr. Frank Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Frank is also director of the CLEAR Center, which has two cores – research and communications. The CLEAR Center brings clarity to the intersection of animal agriculture and the environment, helping our global community understand the environmental and human health impacts of livestock, so we can make informed decisions about the foods we eat and while reducing environmental impacts.