Canadian environmental scientist Kurtis Baute has said that giving up meat is one of the most important things individuals can do to fight climate change. The self-proclaimed "bizarre scientist" recently gained a little interest in global warming due to a recent experiment involving himself in a plastic-covered biodom with more than 200 plants.
Baute, who holds a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, sealed himself last week in the 10 foot tall plastic-packed Biodom, located in his brother and sister-in-law backyard in Comox, BC. He announced the plan at the end of August on his ScopeofScience YouTube channel. By surrounding himself with plants, Bau had hoped that when he exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2), the plants would provide him with all the oxygen he needed to survive. The experiment should show the human impact on the environment on a small scale.
"I make this video special because I think people need to understand how the environment works on a deeper level," he said in the video. "I think the environment is very important and I'm ready to commit myself."
Baute originally told Twitter that he would survive at least in the plastic bubble for 3 days. During the stay, he carefully monitored his vital signs and the CO2 level for any changes. However, the BBC reports that Baute was forced to interrupt the experiment in just 1
Although the experiment did not work as planned, Baute still considers it a success. My goal was to get people involved through #climatechange, and seeing the reactions on Twitter is a great success for me, thank you all for your support, it's just the beginning – it's on the time to change our lifestyle, "he wrote on Twitter.  Baute had talked about man-made climate change before joining Biodome on Twitter.
"You can make a real difference here, right now, like today, and it's not even hard," he wrote, explaining what individuals can do to reduce their carbon footprint. "# 1 Eat less meat, it's terribly inefficient and consumes tons of fossil fuels. Maybe you're trying to give up on #MeatlessMonday or go further …"
Baute is not on his advice – more and more scientists are up Agree that reducing meat consumption or introducing a vegan diet is one of the most effective ways to combat global warming. Livestock has been a major contributor to a variety of environmental issues, including global warming, ocean acidification, and land and water use, according to the largest food production analysis ever published in the journal Science last June. The study concluded that a plant-based diet is "the only way to reduce the impact on the earth."
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SummaryArticle NameBubble Apartment Climate Change Scientist Kurtis Baute says giving up meat is critical to human survivalDescriptionClimate Change Scientist Kurtis Baute said eating less meat is one of the best ways to combat global warming; a vegan diet can also reduce CO2 emissions. Author
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