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McDonalds Net Zero Emissions Commitment: Reaction From Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON -

"This is another stunt in a long line of greenwashing trends from McDonalds,” says Jennifer Molidor, senior food campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Net zero is not a climate solution, it’s an accounting trick. The company’s beef footprint alone produces more than 22 million metric tons of greenhouse gases annually. If McDonald’s changed its menu immediately it would make a big difference but waiting until 2050 is insufficient to avoid climate catastrophe. We don’t have 30 more years to get this right."

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At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. 

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