(ed:..it was puzzling when gore ignored this animal-factor in his first flick – to do so again in the sequel – is fucken unforgivable – what the fuck is wrong with this man..?…
you add that sequel-omission to his house with the environmental-footprint of a small town – and you are left going: ‘w.t.f..!..gore..?’..)
Feel-good cheers in the audience abounded but in my seat I was seething over the truth that was conveniently omitted from the new sequel to An Inconvenient Truth: that the most significant thing we as ordinary individuals can do every day to fight climate change is to adopt a plant-based diet.
Al Gore himself went vegan in 2014 but aside from a split-second where he mentions that ‘agriculture is another major cause’ of CO2 emissions – the subject is entirely left out of the film.
And that’s disgraceful.
You want me to #BeInconvient?
OK – here are some facts: According to the Environmental Protection Agency – the livestock sector is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide.
According to the World Bank animal agriculture is responsible for nearly 90 percent of Amazon rainforest destruction.
The rainforest is our planet’s lungs and we are destroying it simply to make enough space to kill more animals.
If that kind of devastation is too massive to comprehend consider these more convenient truths: If every American committed to just one Meatless Monday a week it would be the environmental equivalent of all of the cars on the road switching from sedans to hybrids.