Someone Finally Takes On Al Gore
Ever since I saw An Inconvenient Truth, I’ve been profoundly underwhelmed by the way Al Gore, Laurie David, and the folks at stopglobalwarming.org deal with the global warming crisis. For instance, of the 30 ways you can help curb global warming as listed on stopglobalwarming.org, eating less meat is nowhere to be found. At climatecrisis.net, it’s the last item on the 20-or so item list of things you can do, after buying fresh foods and switching to green power (like that’s gonna happen for most people).
Meanwhile, according to a University of Chicago Study as well as a recent study of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) called Livestock’s Long Shadow-Environmental Issues and Options, the single largest contributor to global warming is the livestock sector, therefore eating less meat is the single most significant action you can take to curb global warming (although the latter report, oddly, doesn’t take that not-so-quantum leap). I’ve written about all this before (on December 27, December 8 and July 10).
Finally, someone is taking Al Gore to task on his either lack of education (doubt it) or lack of cajones (probably) regarding failing to present Americans with the most important information about the connection between diet and the enviroment. None other than PETA has sent Gore a letter informing him that "You can’t be a meat-eating environmentalist." Say what you want about PETA, but within 24 hours of putting out the press release regarding the letter, it was all over the Internet, and I’m sure that it’ll soon be on the national, evening news.
I can’t wait to see how he responds.