Wednesday, August 16


Props to E Magazine for that headline, which sprang to mind for me (and probably a lot of other people) when I heard the buzz about Al Gore's movie. The article Another Inconvenient Truth: Meat is a Global Warming Issue lays out the facts pretty nicely, including dragging in such inconvenient truths as "the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future — deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease."

Of course, what makes this truth all the more inconvenient for many is that there's something decisive we can do about it right now, today, which requires so little of us in comparison to the stakes involved that it's doubtless embarrassing to contemplate.

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