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This is one of the best pro-vegetarian articles I've read:<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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Great article!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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