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Gore Says Go Veg!

Gore Says Go Veg!

Posted 5 November 2009   by Karen         Permalink | 12 Comments

Tags: Environment, Veg, Al Gore

This just in! Al Gore (a.k.a. “Mr Global Warming” himself) has finally confronted the biggest inconvenient truth of all: that meat-eating is responsible for much of the world's most devastating environmental problems: "It's absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis - not only because of the CO2 involved, but also because of the water consumed in the process … You could add in the health consequences as well".

It's obvious when you think about it, isn't it? When you need to feed about 10 kilos of food to a cow just to produce merely one kilogram of ‘beef' (and let's not forget the millions of methane-producing burps and farts let off by the global cattle herd every single day), eating green to save the environment is a no-brainer.

Strangely it took the world's most renowned environmental campaigner three years since producing “An Inconvenient Truth” to realise that you can't be a meat-eating environmentalist. And for some reason, Gore stops short of leaving all animals off his plate, saying that he has now “cut back sharply”. A good step in the right direction for sure, but I guess those of us who care more about animals and the planet than the taste of dead flesh will still need to offset Gore by eating green every day (and really, with food this good – who wouldn't want to!?)

No doubt Gore's new appreciation for environmentally sustainable foods will also help his waste line and keep him campaigning a good few years longer :)

And on that note, Yahoo! News wants to know if you'd go veg to help save the planet. Please vote yes!

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jack jack 5 November 2009
1
FINALLY he recognizes this
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Jesse Jesse 5 November 2009
2
Go Gore Go!  broccoli
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RaV3N RaV3N 6 November 2009
3
Now for people to believe him! (Sadly a lot of people think there is no connection sad)
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advoc8 advoc8 6 November 2009
4
That's interesting. I picked up his new book today and looked up 'meat' in the index. On page 215 there was a little bit which said science was looking at new foods for animals so they wouldn't produce as much methane. Also some mention about research into soils. No mention of not eating meat to help the environment. I thought it was quite pathetic.

Ian saw him on Letterman Wed night and said he looked like he didn't care and just bragged about being the wealthiest 'environmentalist'. That's weird.

He's been hounded  by the veg*n movement since 'Inconvenient'.
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thefutureisvegan thefutureisvegan 7 November 2009
5
Maybe Al Gore should have read "Diet for a small planet" - www.smallplanet.org - it was published over 20 years ago.

Truth and wisdom can be there right in front of us but unless we're ready to see it and absorb it and act on it, we generally don't see it.

Anyway, credit where it's due, he's worked hard and done lots to raise the profile of the global emergency which we and all other animals are facing.
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MerlinLemon MerlinLemon 10 November 2009
6
ah, no. i voted but the no's are winning.  sad
i suppose it would be hard for sum people to change who they are. But if it meant cutting down global warming, shouldn't they give it a go? huh
anyhoo, we just have to hope don't we?
banana party dance nobanana
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Animalib Animalib 21 November 2009
7
Would you turn vegetarian to help the planet?
Yes        39%        3341 votes
No        61%        5304 votes

Unfortunately, people are still very backward.  Not only do they not care about the animals, they obviously don't care about themselves or the planet.  

Guess it will have come down to the 11th hour before things turn around.  By then it will probably be to late anyway.  Their addiction to eating animals is more important than anything else what a sad state of affairs.
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Cait Cait 24 November 2009
8
i always assumed he would have been vegetarian.  confused
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Aweso_ me Aweso_ me 29 November 2009
9
i watched this vid that somebody said that
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FlamesSaliva FlamesSaliva 10 December 2009
10
This is fir animalib-- i would go vegetarian to save the planet, hell im already in the transitioning process!!! broccoli banana broccoli banana broccoli banana dance party dance party peace_out peace_out
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Lauren Elizabeth Lauren Elizabeth 22 December 2009
11
Finally after years of not wanting to "go there"
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Zora Zora 27 May 2010
12
Finally, he admits it!!!!

At school we were watching an inconvenient truth at the beginning of this year, and i mentioned meat production in my presentation (we had to give a speech on what we thought).

We had some questions to choose from and i chose: If Al Gore was here now, what would you ask him?

I said "Why did you not mention the number one contribution to climate change, the meat industry?"


Zara paw
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