In this Our Changing Climate video essay, I look at the validity of vegan and plant-based diets as a solution to climate change. I dive into the human and planetary toll of the meat industry, looking at the massive emissions toll of beef production as well as the exploitative conditions in meat processing plants. Ultimately, I consider whether veganism is an effective tool to dismantling the meat industry and mitigating climate change.

  • Discoslugs
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    -110 months ago

    For somepeople surely.

    But many people must eat meat.

    • aroom
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      410 months ago

      If you can stop then stop. If anyone can’t then we will figure a solution.

      Most can but won’t. This is the issue. Not the other way around.

      • tinwhiskers
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        210 months ago

        A less divisive goal of reducing your consumption is a good first step to get mental uptake. People are not ready to be told to stop entirely. If we could set a goal to reduce our consumption by 50% that would an awesome start.

        • PabloDiscobar
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          310 months ago

          People are not ready to be told to stop entirely.

          Cool, let them enjoy the megafires then. That’s the dessert which comes with the main dish of meat.

        • aroom
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          110 months ago

          I think that we are way past that, but to anyone their opinion. Now please take in consideration the comment I’m replying to and try to understand that the issue is not that some people can’t stop eating animal product, but that most that can won’t. Plain and simple.

          We are in the climate magazine. In all place on kbin, here we should be aware of fallacies and on what contribute to climate change. Animal products consumption contributes a lot. It’s time to stop it when you can, not reduce. Let’s the other climate deniers reduce…

          Please have more courage than your politicians. Facts are facts.

      • Discoslugs
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        10 months ago

        My room mate with mass cell activation.

        Indigenous peoples who have traditional meat based meals.

        • PabloDiscobar
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          410 months ago

          Indigenous people are not actors of global warming anyway. We are talking about China, USA and Europe, and their providers.

          • Discoslugs
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            310 months ago

            Agreed. so lets reframe our questions and conversations so that these poeple can participate.