Skip to content

Eat to Save the Planet: 16 Experts Weigh In, The Climate Diet Solution

April 13, 2020
by



 

Sign up for free at: www.CDSsummit.com

Source Free From Harm , Climate Diet Summit



We are experiencing a global pandemic like never before. In the grips of the coronavirus, our world feels upside down and many of the most familiar aspects of our lives seem out of our control. In the face of so much uncertainty, this can leave us feeling helpless and like nothing we can do can make any meaningful difference. And remember that little thing called the climate crisis? Yeah, that’s not going away either. But don’t let these crises overwhelm you! One important thing the coronavirus pandemic is teaching us is that we do have the power and capability to make drastic and rapid changes to solve global problems, and that we as individuals can and do make a huge difference.

Our food and agriculture system is one of the biggest drivers of the climate emergency, species extinction, environmental degradation, and even the spread of disease. Did you know that diet change is one of the most powerful ways to stop climate change?

Leading environmental organizations and international institutions are urging a shift toward plant-based diets as one of the most important actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint and stop environmental degradation.  Science shows us that animal agriculture in particular is a leading cause of Amazon rainforest deforestation, species extinction, freshwater depletion, ocean pollution, and of course climate change [1, 2, 3]. A study published in 2018 in the journal Science found that even the most sustainably produced animal-based products have a much greater environmental footprint than the least sustainably produced plant-based foods, leading the researchers to conclude that “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on the planet”. [4]

Read More HERE



[1] Agriculture and Overuse Threatening Wildlife https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/10/agriculture-and-overuse-greater-threats-to-wildlife-than-climate-change-study

[2] Amazon Deforestion Driven by Meat Consumption https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/02/revealed-amazon-deforestation-driven-global-greed-meat-brazil

[3] UN FAO – Livestock’s Long Shadow Report http://www.fao.org/3/a0701e/a0701e.pdf

[4] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth

[5] https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/09/04/elizabeth-warren-fossil-fuel-industry-cnn-climate-town-hall-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/climate-change/

Click HERE to join for free





Click HERE to go Dairy-Free

Order a FREE vegan kit: http://www.peta.org/living/food/free-vegan-starter-kit/

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Searching for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics, Personal-Care Products, Vegan Products, or more?
Click HERE to search.

Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

PETA: https://www.petaliterature.com/

Vegan Outreach: https://veganoutreach.org/order-form/

Get your FREE Activist Kit from PETA, including stickers, leaflets, and guide HERE

Have questions? Click HERE



Our earth is a living entity
Yet we treat others here
With enmity
We use, abuse
Objectify
This must stop
Or many more could die
No reason to be confused
Mother Earth is not
Amused

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2020 2:21 am

    More and more people are dedicating themselves to the problem, many are film or entertainment professionals and therefore have a certain circle of notoriety that can influence. Unfortunately, the business behind the big multinationals (that is: those at the top of the “pyramid”) is multi-billionaire and they have ranks of specialists among lawyers and economists and bankers who pull the threads.
    SARS-CoV-2 is just a warning, the worst is yet to come. I have strong doubts that it will be possible to evade the problem of viruses… they modify too quickly to be able to create an antidote (provided that this has not already been created in the laboratory, but accessible only to selected people?! I don’t want to support conspiracy theorists…).
    We should therefore learn to live with it, increasingly “estranged” and “socially alienated” spaced from one another, and perhaps this also to keep us under close control.
    I expected the implementation of a martial law, and we got very close to it even if not exactly radical, but the curfew is also here, although it is applied in a calm way and with police checks without dramatic consequences.
    We will see, dear Stacey, on the one hand my age has brought wisdom… and experience.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 14, 2020 5:41 pm

      I don’t usually adopt conspiracy theories either, self-isolating seems to breed some odd behaviour and thoughts, but I guess that is not as bizarre as I have heard. I suspect there will never be a resolution until people stop exploiting animals, this isn’t the first pandemic or disease to arise from such, yet animals are still subjected to ever-increasing methods of confinement and control, not to mention abject cruelty and suffering. These lethal consequences will become more common unless people stop managing and start abolishing.

      Please stay safe, beautiful Claudine, let me know how you are doing, I am thankful that you are fine now. xoxo

      Like

  2. April 14, 2020 2:29 am

    Our earth is a living entity
    Yet we treat others here
    With enmity
    We use, abuse
    Objectify
    This must stop
    Or many more could die
    No reason to be confused
    Mother Earth is not
    Amused

    Liked by 1 person

  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    April 14, 2020 6:15 pm

    you are so very welcome and thank you!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

M4nic Digression

Bipolar, bisexual and vegan. Blogging for myself. Currently stable...ish. A blog that critics are describing as "all over the place" and "lousy with errors".

Aloe Veritas

Arts and Letters of the Earth

Cosmic Skeptic

Question Everything

Striking at the Roots

Animal activism around the world

The Plantbase Patriot-Midwest

Thoughts on Health, Nutrition and whatever else is on my mind

Veganista

news∙food∙life

World Animals Voice

Animal news from around the world.

Purplerays

spiritual enlightenment and self improvement

The Bruges Vegan

more than waffles and chocolate

DirtNKids Blog

Soil, Kids, Vegan -- Connected Through Nature

Amici del Lupo - Svizzera italiana

per sensibilizzare e farlo conoscere...

Animalista Untamed

The only good cage is an empty cage

Jet Eliot

Travel and Wildlife Adventures

Organic Opinion

Finding it, aye there's the rub~

Flawless Pandemonium

Question everything~

Veganism is Nonviolence

Being Vegan Is A First Step To A Nonviolent Life

The Biotrotter

The Globetrotting Biologists

%d bloggers like this: