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Planetary Emergency - Did You Know?

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Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

November 4th, 2008 at 1:28 am

URGENCY - Climage Change IS Happening Now!

“We are all toast if we don’t get on another path.”
James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Sciences

“We have 18 months left to halt global warming.” (May, 2008)
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

“We are so close to the red line, we may wake up tomorrow and discover
there is nothing left to save.”
Maneka Gandhi, Former Indian Environment Minister

“We are in a planetary emergency.”
Al Gore, former US Vice President

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)

Is Fish Safe?

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)

Less Than “18 Months”

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)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:36 am

Deforestation

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

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:33 am

Climate Change

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)

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:28 am

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Healthy Diet

  • 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)

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:16 am

You Can Save The Planet




By choosing a vegetarian diet,

you will be healthy,

you can stop world starvation,

you can save the planet.

Be a Hero!

 

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:11 am