Question: Imagine we could quantify the amount of suffering the average person does by eating meat and the amount of environmental damage that comes from eating this meat. How much would they need to donate to the most effective charities (climate change and animal suffering) in order to off-set their meat-eating habit?
People have tried to estimate similar figures before. See Jeff Kaufman on dairy offsets or Gregory Lewis on meat-eating (searching the term “moral offset” will help you find other examples I haven’t linked).
Some people also think this idea is conceptually bad or antithetical to EA.
Thank you Aaron. That’s exactly what I was looking for, and additionally I can dig deeper!