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RESOURCES: NASA Scientist: Fix Climate or 'We're Toast' (Live Science) Prince Charles: Eighteen months to stop climate change disaster (Telegraph) The world may have nothing left to save tomorrow: Maneka Gandhi (India eNews) Al Gore: "Planetary Emergency!" (Fog City Journal)
1 can of tuna fish a week raises your mercury levels 30% above
what is considered to be safe.
Eating fish means ingesting toxins such as mercury, lead, arsenic, PCBs, DDT, dioxins, and many other chemicals.
Contaminants in fish can lead to brain damage, memory loss, personality change, heart problems, spontaneous abortion, and damage to a developing fetus.
RESOURCES: Top Three Reasons Not to Eat Fish (PeTA TV) Fish to Avoid During Childbearing Years (Care2) Rich folks eating fish feed on mercury too 'Healthy diet' clearly isn't (San Francisco Chronicle)
Prince Charles on Deforestation:
(European Parliament, 14 February 2008)
“We have 18 months to halt deforestation of the rain forests to preserve life on this planet.”
“Emissions (from deforestation) are comparable to those generated by the production of electricity and heat.”
“…we are destroying our planet’s air-conditioning system.”
“Amazonia’s forests alone help to store the largest body of flowing freshwater on the planet. They release 20 billion tonnes of it into the atmosphere every day…”
RESOURCES: A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales on climate change to the European Parliament in Brussels (14th February 2008) (The Prince of Wales) VIDEO: The Prince of Wales speaks about the world's rainforests (YouTube)
Each second, an area of tropical rain forest the size of a football field is destroyed to produce 257 hamburgers.*
In the next 24 hours, deforestation releases as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York.
The average car produces 3 kg/day of CO2.
Clearing rain forest to produce beef for one hamburger produces 75 kg of CO2.
Livestock production is responsible for 90% of the Amazon deforestation since 1970 to clear land for pasture and feed crops.
*This produces an astonishing 19,275 kg of CO2 per second.
Eating Up the Amazon(p.5, p.44, PDF) (Green Peace) Livestock, Development & Deforestation Brazil's Amazon (Center for International Forestry Research) Meat is NOT Green
Eating meat is the single leading cause of global warming, which is one of the main causes of the unprecedented ice melts in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
The most devastating effect of rising temperatures and melting ice is the release of 400 gigatons of methane gas from the ocean seabed. This gas, in such huge quantities, is enough to end life on Earth as we know it.
Climate change could release unexpectedly huge stores of carbon dioxide from Arctic soils, which would in turn fuel a vicious circle of global warming.
The production and consumption of cheeseburgers in the U.S. during 1 year produces as much greenhouse gas emissions as the amount emitted by up to 19.6 million 4WDs in the U.S.
RESOURCES: Methane Burps: Ticking Time Bomb (Energy Bulletin) March Supports Vegetarianism as Climate Solution (Scoop) Global warming time bomb trapped in Arctic soil: study (AFP)
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Reduce type 2 diabetes
- Prevent stroke conditions
- Reverse atherosclerosis
- Reduce heart disease risk - 50%
- Reduce heart surgery risk - 80%
- Prevent many forms of cancer
- Stronger immune system
- Increase life expectancy up to 15 years
- Higher IQ
RESOURCES: Vegetarian Diets (American Dietetic Association) Preventive Medicine Research Institute There Is a Cure for Diabetes The Tree of Life 21 Day Program (DiabetesDietFood.net) High IQ link to being vegetarian (BBC News)
By choosing a vegetarian diet,
you will be healthy,
you can stop world starvation,
you can save the planet.
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