Those of us trying to escape from floods up and down the east coast can testify that climate change is not a looming threat – it is an immediate reality. The latest IPCC report last week stated that the world faces ‘unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C.’
With the world’s governments dithering between taking action and ingratiating themselves with their polluting donors, it is up to each of us to take action. Animal agriculture – the practice of breeding and raising animals for food or clothing – is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s also the easiest to tackle. A new report from Stanford University states that a worldwide phase out of animal agriculture, combined with a global switch to a plant-based diet, would effectively halt the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gases, giving us time to tackle other sources of carbon emissions.
The situation is life and death. It’s time to go vegan – for your kids’ future and to save billions of animals from appalling lives and terrifying deaths.