Editor’s Note: Livestock production is actually estimated to account for about 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions from humans. A staggering amount. So, the theory promoted by Allan Savory that grazing livestock is a potential solution to global warming is a bit absurd. A wonderful post on the blog comfortablyunaware goes into this topic in much more detail,
Someone shared this video with me awhile back. Thanks to it being a catchup Sunday, I just got around to watching it. It makes the case for vegetarianism using the heart in an excellent way. Check it out: http://youtu.be/_s-3CogRDCk If you’d like a more sophisticated, intellectual case for going veggie, watch this one below from
Sister site Eat Drink Better recently shared some tremendous TED* talks by Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. John McDougall. There are plenty of interesting facts presented, but they are so well presented by the two doctors that I’m just going to send you straight there. Here’s the Dr. Neal Barnard talk (which, beyond focusing on diabetes, tackles the
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined forces with TED and with this partnership Melinda Gates shares her hope that “TEDxChange will serve as a catalyst for our continued conversations about the future we will make together.” She asks “What does the future hold for global health and development? And how can we all
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/7gouSXt2zE4&hl=en_US&fs=1] . Carl Safina, author of five books and over 100 scientific and popular publications on ecology and the oceans (including featured work in National Geographic and The New York Times), is about as expert as it gets when we talk about the oceans. In an excellent recent TED talk, Safina discusses the BP oil
In this talk, Jackson continuously returns to the three major factors that are dramatically altering our oceans: over-fishing, pollution, and climate change. These factors, he notes, do not arise and operate in isolation, but rather, they feedback into each other and “synergize” to make for a major, impending, ecological disaster.