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Eat Plant-Based to Save the Earth, Says Landmark UN Report

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As the climate crisis worsens, we know that there are plenty of potential consequences in the Earth's future — all of which we have the power to change. And according to a new comprehensive "special report" by the United Nations, the most significant risks are those relating to land use — namely, our food security. 

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched the paper, called Climate Change and Land, in Geneva on Thursday, Aug. 8. As explained by in the IPCC's press release summarizing the report, it was compiled by 107 experts from 52 countries, 53 percent of whom are from developing nations. The authors took into account 7,000 varying sources for the report, to make it as comprehensive as possible.