Plants that die and rot naturally in air don't normally give off methane because the microorganisms use aerobic digestion.. Methane is produced by microorganismscusing anaerobic digestion. Corollary: if your compost heap stinks you're doing something wrong.
So, swamp gas/marsh gas is an example where the decay is happening in anaerobic conditions, like, say, standing water.
Our decision has been to eat less red meat, not give it up entirely. I'm simply not willing to do so. Everything in moderation.
I like this way to start. I keep telling my kids that I need to be a vegan now that I have a Tesla, and I really, really want to be, for the earth, and all, but I love meat. I have been missing beef less and less as I've gotten older, so maybe this is the way to start. Sub fish for beef initially, but I still love chicken and pork and lamb and oh, my...hard choices. :cursing:
This is where we are right now. I decided to just go full vegetarian for 9 months, and it was fine. The downside was having to please everyone at the table and cooking multiple meals, which eventually became a chore. It's hard enough in our house without dietary limitations. It also didn't help that I was cycling 30+ miles a day and trying to consume those calories without meat was a lot of eating. I fell off the wagon but our consumption has continued to drop. A "big" meat meal for this family of four includes a little over 3/4 of a pound of meat between us.
I'm still working on the dairy thing, though...
Weclome to the club! I took one environmental studies class 23 years ago then gave up meat.Yep... I'm done... I've already pared back a lot; never buying beef (or any red meat) again :crying:
Still not ready to give up poultry...