No personal action has a greater impact on reducing our contribution to global warming than changing how we eat. Learn about the latest research on the climate impacts of our diet from a physicist and a statistician and find out how you can help fight climate change with a fork!
Ken Gale, Host/Producer, Ecologic
Noam Mohr, Author, A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes, will examine why animal agriculture is a top cause of global warming and other major environmental problems, but most environmental organizations are reluctant to make changes in diet a focus of their efforts to address the problem. I will talk about the magnitude of environmental impact of consuming animal products and why addressing this problem needs to be a central part of protecting the planet.
Tools, Skills, and Messages Participants Will Take Home:
Participants will be informed about the ways in which animal agriculture is a leading cause of environmental damage.
Participants will be discover about effective ways to address these problems through changes in diet.
How Big Ag and governments are using GMO genetic technology to decide which animals will live and in what genetic form, such as the low-methane Australian cow, in order to perpetuate Big Ag’s role behind the consumption of commodified meat and dairy.
About the Presenters:
Noam Mohr received degrees in physics from Yale and Penn. He has published reports on global warming and animal agriculture, has written government regulatory standards, and appeared on television, film, and radio.
John Maher is an animal lawyer and adjunct professor of Animal Law at Touro Law Center. He represents Best Friends Animal Society and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and NYLS.