Corey Watts

For nearly two decades, Corey Watts has worked as a researcher, advocate, and science communicator at the intersection of rural affairs and sustainability. He is now with The Climate Institute in Melbourne. Before joining The Climate Institute, he spent eight years as a campaigner with the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF). Among other things he commissioned the first report on the sustainability of Victoria’s food systems, was ACF’s representative on the Australian Landcare Council between 2004 and 2008, and worked closely with Foster’s Wine Estates on conservation and sustainability issues. He recently completed his Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne with a thesis exploring the environmental history of viniculture.

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Methane and livestock: factoids help farmers least of all

Posted on 24 August 2012 by Corey Watts

By any traditional measure, Australia’s graziers and pastoralists have made remarkable achievements in a highly variable climate and a difficult global marketplace. Australian demand for meat and milk remains high and steady, and our exports are strong and growing. Animal agriculture isn’t going away anytime soon. At the same time, livestock production is an important contributor to the global warming, albeit one of many.

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