Not Reality TV – James Cameron film on climate change

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges we facing our world. And James Cameron’s new film shows climate change is not an issue for democrats or republicans, Canadians or Americans – it affects us all.

If you cut down back on animal products, and especially if you go vegan, you will be doing so much for global warming! Animal agriculture is responsible for almost half of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Factory farms also cause massive soil erosion and pollute our water.

And that’s just land agriculture.

Our oceans are also suffering. Between the Pacific garbage patch, overfishing, and toxic runoff, the oceans desperately need our attention.

Denying climate change is irresponsible

I really appreciate this video for not only highlighting an important issue, but also for calling out those who know this is real and refuse to do anything about it.

When something threatens our collective well-being as seriously as climate change, it cannot be denied for political expediency. I am deeply saddened that so many politicians continue to deny climate change to please their constituencies.

As citizens, need to become familiar with the threat our planet faces. And as consumers, we can become aware of the ways in which we can reduce our personal impact and support responsible businesses.

We can make a difference

I hope this film gets a lot of people thinking about climate change. As the film says, our generation still has the opportunity to stem this threat.

Research into solar and wind energy will form a large part of the solution. So are the amazing meatless products being created right now by entrepreneurs who care about our planet’s future.

Consumer activism begins with knowledge. But it can’t stop there. In what is probably my favourite quote ever (and I apologize if I’ve already used it before) Maya Angelou said,

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

Let’s all pledge to do the best we can with the knowledge we have.

All the best,

Margaret

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