How Do We Save the Planet?

Cows

Good question, right?  And, time is of the essence because scientists are saying we have only 12 years to turn climate change around.  What are we willing to do to save the planet?  What about changing our diet?  Pretty simple, eh?

Many people won’t be happy about it because they love their burgers and pizza.  George Monbiot’s article in The Guardian, June 8, 2018, says the “Best Way to Save the Planet? Drop Meat & Dairy,” and he tells it like it is.  No matter what we give up, it won’t make as much of an impact as giving up beef and dairy, and that includes grass fed beef, as well.

It is just a matter of land.  There is only so much of it.  It takes a lot of land to feed or graze cows, and we are cutting down rain forests like nobody’s business to do it.  It is just not sustainable.  There are 7.6 billion people on the planet and counting so we need to look at our resources carefully.  If we only had 200 million people on the planet, eat all the beef and dairy you want.

There is also a documentary specifically about this called “Cowspiracy.”  I highly recommend checking it out.

People can ease into this.  You don’t have to do this overnight.  It is also better for your health, and think of all the animals you will be saving.  Years ago, the common belief was that a person couldn’t live without consuming meat.  Not true.

Need Some Inspiration?

Look up Greta Thunberg.  She is a 15 year old student in Sweden who has become a climate change activist and hero.  She was able to give her speech at the climate summit in Poland recently.  It is one of the most moving speeches ever.  She is a vegan, as well as her family, and they got to the climate summit in Poland by electric car.

There was a great interview on Democracy Now with Greta and how she started out as a climate activist.  Her mom gave up an international career as an opera singer because the family doesn’t fly anymore because of climate change.  She continues to sing, only where she can use an electric car or trains.   Here is the link below of Greta’s speech.  It may help you give up those burgers and pizzas.  If we all want a future on the planet that’s livable, we need to change our lifestyles, especially in the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cve4bLDrlM

Here is the link to that article in The Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/08/save-planet-meat-dairy-livestock-food-free-range-steak

Cowspiracy link:  http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

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