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An excellent article!<br><br><br><br>
Kathy Freston<br><br>
02.02.2007<br><br><br><br>
A Few More 'Inconvenient Truths' (52 comments )<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/a-few-more-inconvenient-_b_40261.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-...-_b_40261.html</a><br><br><br><br>
The report released today by the world's leading climate scientists made no bones about it: global warming is happening in a big way and it is very likely man-made. So, if we are indeed the bulk of the problem, we ought to step up and start doing things differently. Now.<br><br><br><br>
My last post ("Vegetarian Is the New Prius") got a lot of traction, and I think it's because there is a realization that being "part of the solution" can be a whole lot simpler -and cheaper - than going out and buying a new car.<br><br>
We can make a huge difference in the environment by eating a plant based diet instead of an animal based one. Factory farming pollutes our air and water, reduces the rainforests, and goes a long way to create global warming. And although the vast majority of responses to the piece were positive, there were some environmentalists for whom the idea of giving up those chicken nuggets was impossible to swallow.<br><br><br><br>
My favorite movie of last year was Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore for the Nobel Peace Prize!), but I have to admit that when I speak with environmentalists about the obvious waste and pollution involved in the totally unnecessary activity of meat consumption, I feel a lot like Mr. Gore trying to convince the U.S. Congress to take the issue of global warming seriously during his first term in the Congress. I thought I might discuss a few of the key concerns that were posted to the blog and that my meat-eating friends offer in defense of their continued meat consumption. So here we go:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/a-few-more-inconvenient-_b_40261.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-...-_b_40261.html</a>
 

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VERY well written. We need to invite her to join VB <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Thanks for posting this! What a fantastic article.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Great article, but she seems to have missed one of the upsides of being Veg*n, and that is the wide variety of seldomly heard of foods that have wonderful tastes and great nutritional value.
 

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Everyone be sure to read the prequel article mentioned at the beginning. These two articles are spectacular!<br><br><br><br>
The part I found most interesting was the fact that animal manure releases so much methane into the atmosphere. Apparently, the Republicans were right all along - Global warming really is bull***t !!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm on a bunch of Democratic Party email lists, and I received one from Senator Barbara Boxer's PAC recently, asking for everyone to rank their priorities for reducing global warming. Here's the link:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html" target="_blank">http://ga4.org/pacforachange/gw_agenda_pub.html</a><br><br><br><br>
In the section for "your comments" at the end, here's what I wrote:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Get Americans to eat less meat!<br><br><br><br>
Eating meat, especially beef, is a huge contributor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, several types of cancer, and many environmental problems, including global warming.<br><br><br><br>
Rain forests are chopped down to make room for cow pastures. Meat is transported in large, fuel inefficient trucks. The meat has to be kept refrigerated, which uses tons of energy.<br><br><br><br>
And worst of all, animal manure releases huge amounts of methane and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere, which are far greater threats than carbon dioxide. Right now, there are twice as many cows as humans on this planet, because of forced breeding for food. Thats a lot of bull****!!!<br><br><br><br>
For more information, check out these links:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://goveg.com/environment-globalwarming.asp" target="_blank">http://goveg.com/environment-globalwarming.asp</a><br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/vegetarian-is-the-new-pri_b_39014.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-...i_b_39014.html</a><br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-freston/a-few-more-inconvenient-_b_40261.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-...-_b_40261.html</a><br></div>
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I encourage everyone to go to her web site and do the same, in your own words, of course. If enough people tell her the same thing, maybe she'll listen.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 
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