If you want something that you can do without appealing to any higher authorities, such as government or whatever, I can’t think of an easier out than changing your diet. You can start tonight.
Gidon Eshel, Ph.D – Research Professor, Environmental Physics Bard College
Gidon Eshel is a Research Professor of Environmental Physics at Bard College. Eshel studied physics and earth sciences at the Technion & Haifa University, Israel, before getting an M.A., M.Phil, and a Ph.D. at Columbia University in mathematical geophysics. Eshel was then a postdoctoral NOAA Climate & Global Change (C&GC) Fellow at the Harvard Center for Earth & Planetary Physics, a staff scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and faculty at the Dept. of Geophysics, the University of Chicago. He is best known for his work on quantifying geophysical consequences of agriculture and diet. Recent examples compare various livestock in terms of land and water use, fertilizer based water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product.