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Climate change is finally starting to get the attention it needs, with artists, musicians, actors and politicians alike speaking out about how we need to combat the problem. No matter how much we’d like to deny it (we’re looking at you Senator Jim Inhofe … and Ted Cruz, oh and you Marco Rubio), climate change is happening and we need to raise awareness for how to combat it.

Hey now, I would bury my head in the sand but it’s just too darned hot.

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On ItNCWTV

Which is why global agencies are looking into the primary causes of the problem. What have they found? Well, aside from the usual suspects that spew carbon into the environment like industry and transportation, animal agriculture is one of the top contributors to the problem; the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that livestock production is responsible for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, while other organizations like the Worldwatch Institute have estimated it could be as much as 51 percent.

That’s also not to mention that deforestation and land clearing for agriculture came in at 17 percent. Not to downplay the awesomeness of your hybrid car, but ALL transportation came in at 13 percent.

So, we know that animal agriculture is an enormous player in the degradation of this planet of ours and that a global shift toward a plant-based way of eating would help to lessen its impact. Right? We mean, you’ve heard all about that in the news and in political speeches and at climate change rallies and stuff, right? What? What do you mean everyone just wore recycling t-shirts and advised you to turn the water off between tooth brushings?? Why won’t anyone talk about this?

Shhhhhh…if we treat climate change like Voldemort and just not speak of it, it won’t be true.

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On ItFlorida Politics

Surely, the 2015 incarnation of Live Earth, co-founded by Al Gore and Kevin Wall, will make this apparent! Clearly and event of this scale with Mr. Inconvenient Truth himself behind it will tackle the problem in all of its complex glory and really get to the “meat” of the problem, so to speak. Over 100 musical artists will perform across seven continents, with the goal of the 24-hour festival being to collect one billion signatures urging world leaders to adopt a new climate accord at the Paris conference at the end of the year.

And they’ll be serving up meat on the menu. Really? James Cameron said it best when he observed, “You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.”

Served.

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On It

When it comes to the Live Earth event, Morrissey is weighing in too. The former lead singer of The Smiths penned an open letter to the former vice president regarding the decision not to draw attention to the whole issue effecting our earth and it’s pretty awesome. In its entirety, it reads:

Dear Mr. Gore and Mr. Wall,

I am writing to ask you to do the one thing that will do the most good for the planet and the majority of its inhabitants: not serve meat or dairy products at Live Earth 2015. I don’t mean offering a vegan option – I mean not serving animal products at all. Otherwise, the event will make no sense – it’ll be “greenwashing.” Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally. Your responsibility is to alert people to a crisis, not sell out to the vendors responsible for it.

Not only is it possible for venues to provide a 100 percent meat-free menu – as is done now at every concert venue in which I perform, including Madison Square Garden, where I have a show at the end of June-it’s also a moral duty.

We already know that raising animals for food is a leading cause of climate change and that moving toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat climate change’s worst effects. Animal agriculture severely affects the world’s freshwater supply and is a major contributor to global greenhouse – gas emissions, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and air and water pollution, among many other harmful effects.

Since you can’t miss the fact that meat consumption is killing the planet – your own sponsor organization, the United Nations, states this – and since venues can and will cater vegan food for events, if you choose to serve animal flesh at Live Earth, you’ll be making a mockery of the very concept of the event, in which case it should be renamed “Dead Earth: We Contributed!”

Don’t be a denier of the causes of climate change. You know the facts. Make the right choice.

Sincerely, Morrissey

 We can only imagine that Al Gore was all, like, “Uhhhh…”

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On ItEcorazzi

 

And then Kevin Wall was all, “Errrrr.”

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On ItGetty Images

And Morrissey was sitting over there like, “Yup.”

If You're Going to be Hypocritical About Climate Change, Morrissey is Going to Call You Out On ItBillboard

 

Hey, when you’re right, you’re right. And on this particular issue, Morrissey is right.

Tragically, this isn’t the only massive case of hypocrisy enshrouding the event. As it turns out, corporate sponsorship by Unilever (yup, same company that makes Hellmann’s mayo and sued a company for making vegan mayo without eggs) is also being touted all over Twitter as a super awesome fit for an event intended to promote a global shift toward responsibility for the climate. Apparently buying products chock-full of vitamin palm oil, 100 percent of your RDA for petroleum and a healthy dollop of horrifying chemical additives in aerosol form translates to saving the planet.

We were going to ask if they were proud of themselves, but they beat us to the punch

Al Gore’s Live Earth ‘Climate Change’ Event Plans to Serve Meat and Dairy. But Wait,  It Gets WorseTwitter

There’s a word for when corporations and organizations spew a bunch of eco-friendly sounding jargon in order to cash in on consumers who are genuinely concerned with helping the planet and that’s greenwashing. It’s incredibly damaging, not just to the event or initiative being greenwashed and the loss of credibility that comes with it, but to the issue in general as people become genuinely confused as to what should be done to help make a difference.

If the message being sent is that all we need to do to stop climate change is watch a concert while consuming products that are largely contributing to the issue that concert is being held for, the entire event has failed. What’s the point of even having it? To line corporate pockets? For political gain?

A wise person once said, “We need to put a price on denial in politics. People need to stop financing denial.”

Oh snap. That was Al Gore.

D’oh!

Al Gore’s Live Earth ‘Climate Change’ Event Plans to Serve Meat and Dairy. But Wait,  It Gets WorseScared Monkeys

Honestly, Al Gore has done an incredible amount to walk the walk for climate change. The man is even vegan himself. We applaud him in being a positive voice for this issue and making efforts and strides where others in politics have chosen to ignore the issue. We just have to question – why go halfway now?

So Green Monsters, are you ready to call out LiveEarth? Get on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other social platform out there and share this message:

Hey @LiveEarth animal agriculture is the leading cause of #climatechange. It’s time to #EatForThePlanet! http://www.onegreenplanet.org/eatfortheplanet/

Al Gore is right, the time for climate change denial is over … so why ignore your plate?

 

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18 comments on “Al Gore’s Live Earth ‘Climate Change’ Event Plans to Serve Meat and Dairy. But Wait, It Gets Worse”

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1 Years Ago


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myna lee johnstone
1 Years Ago

actually the biggest cause is first the auto industries
fast food/drive everywhere and drive in consumer culture/big box stores,etc can be traced to the auto industries\' Big Sell


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Larry Rybarczyk
1 Years Ago

I\'m so tired of hearing about Al Gore and Climate Change. On a related note, Al Gore is not a good spokesperson for Climate Change. When I look at Al Gore, I feel like he is about to sell me a used car. Sorry.....


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Richard
1 Years Ago

Okay, who are we suppose to listen to, the paleontologists or the “climate scientists”?
On one hand the paleontologists say that it is to be expected for the climate to change on regular intervals. They explain that the Earth’s axis moves and therefore climate changes. Normal. And so their theory goes.
But the “climate scientists say that the actions of humans are causing the climate to change and this is not normal and we have to do something to stop it.” All again, based on theories.
If the paleontologists are right, then no matter what humans do, the climate is going to change. If the climate didn’t change then there is a problem. Centuries ago when the climate changed, the people called on their gods to return the climate to what they believed was normal. They gathered together and did helpful things like building temples and sacrificing animals. When that didn’t work they sacrificed humans. Still no help, they moved.
Now let’s compare their actions to the likes of Al Gore. Rather than building temples and sacrificing animals and people the climate change gurus would have us sacrifice our way of life to stop a change that the paleontologists tell us can’t be stopped.
But like the leaders of old, many of our current leaders insist on sacrificing our way of life to achieve a goal that the paleontologists tell us can’t be attained.
So, who are we supposed to believe? If one theory is wrong, couldn’t the other be equally as wrong?


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Rebecca Fay
01 May 2015

Richard; please look up what a paleontologist does. They study fossilized plant and animal life over the history of the earth. They are not climatologists. You are right climate does change, and yes it is normal. The problem is that our actions have sped up that climate change to the point where we are going to have mass extinctions in the future unless we do something radical very soon. Your answer to this may be that animals have gone extinct on a regular basis as well. But not on the scale and at the rate that they are even now. And it will only get worse. I am a biologist. I am not vegan, and think that it is outrageous to say that you have to be one to do good things. Please make wise choices. A Plant based diet is a wise choice, though this doesn\'t mean no meat or animal products, just that the meat part should be the smallest amount on your plate. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. Drive as little as you can, and make a conscious decision what kind of car you get. Re-use, recycle, etc. Do your best.

Global Warming Scam
1 Years Ago

There is no such thing as Global Warming. The ICE AGE had more CO2 than today. That alone proves that global warming is a hoax, concocted as another taxing scheme w billions from UN grants and people dependent on the faked theory.


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Peaceful
1 Years Ago

YES, and how about doing some research into just how much $$$ Mr Global Gore has amassed for talking and talking, and setting up corporations to rake in massive $$$ on carbon credits - Nice way to make oneself a BILLIONAIRE - and then live exactly OPPOSITE what he preaches and forces down the throats of all us non-corps - This is sickening. Time for PEOPLE to call them what they are major hypocrites ! Hey, Mr marble-mouth Gorebal, about doing something BENEFICIAL for the Planet, and Humankind, and those in need of food, medical care, - - put those BILLIONS amassed into projects to help third world nations rise out of poverty. Put those Billions into environmental projects to aid in eliminating toxins in our environment. There\'s a million good ways to do GOOD, if these political-BILLIONAIRES truly care. *( and notice how many of these elected miscreants have become multi-millionaires since elected). Something stinks to high heaven.


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Michael O\'Connor
01 May 2015

Not to mention seeding the upper atmosphere with jet engine pollution, driving in a gas hog limo, having a mansion which sucks more electricity in 1 day that the average family of 4 does in a year and so on. The man is like the Jim Bakker of the AGW crowd. They are all very similar to televangelists which is exactly why AGW has become a religion.

stephanie
1 Years Ago

Morons! We as a species have lost ALL logic. It\'s become solely about the money and having stuff at any cost to any being. We as a species have become the parasites of the world and it is disgusting and sad. I just pray people wake up before it\'s too late.


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Rebecca Fay
01 May 2015

I\'m really beginning to agree with you Stephanie. Strange, there is a scene where an alien accuses humans of acting more like a virus than a mammal. There are many wonderful people out there trying to make a difference in this world, it is unfortunate that there are so many ignorant ones who just care about what toys they can collect or live in a world where no one else matters, animal or human.

Rebecca Fay
01 May 2015

Oh, the scene is from "Matrix".

Top_Tier
1 Years Ago

Consider this: AGW science documents a 1.5 degree increase in global warming beginning about 150 years ago and attributes it to humanity. 150 years ago humanity got around on horseback and the global human population was tiny by todays standard. So using the first 30-40 years of this 150 year warming period as the yardstick that measures our beginning influence on the environment one can easily extrapolate the following; if earths population were reduced to mid 19th century levels, and we eliminated most manufacturing, we would still have the same global warming problem using the data the pundits of AGW supply. Why? Because AGW science points to the mid 19th century as the beginning of the sharp upward curve in global warming. Obviously if so few humans and industry could have initiated the sharp CO2 increase then humanity would actually need to revert to an 18th century carbon footprint to get in front of the AGW inflection point to stop the so called problem. This is absurd right? But these are the conclusions you are left with if you believe AGW pundits.

CO2 makes up .04 percent of the atmosphere. The warmers will never tell you the amount of CO2 reduction supposedly required to reach a net decrease threshold in atmospheric CO2 because saying the rational truth demonstrates the absurdity of their premise. The answer would be eliminating ALL CO2, including your breathing; because it takes hundreds of years for CO2 to naturally sequester itself; so to get in front of the inflection point you would actually need a net decrease in CO2. Now pundits are saying we can limit warming to 2 degrees if we act now? Absurd. We can ONLY continue to add CO2 even if we cut out all industry because our population is exponentially larger than the mid 1800s. AGW rationale is preposterous. If you believe in AGW be prepared to meet your maker, but I deny the AGW farce.

Global warming is a big money scam, 100\'s of billions have been funded by left leaning governments globally to find evidence of AGW; miraculously scientists deliver theories from extrapolations of raw data from the funding. Carbon credits are a macro geopolitical concept promoted and funded by the hard left globally as a methodology to redistribute wealth from 1st world countries to third world countries. Global warming is politically sculpted for money, power and new world view political doctrine.

Skeptics do not deny science. But political science on this subject? Certainly.


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Haha_Tier
01 May 2015

I assume you\'re right leaning, then.

And part of Koch industries.

Google : "Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine"

Going vegan is the right thing to do, even if it\'s "just" for the animals. So stop rationalizing away the impact of exploiting 10s of billions of animals globally, every year by denying the human made part of climate warming. There is an impact and it\'s global.

joe
01 May 2015

you assume is right and that\'s all that you did. no facts no data just leftist talking point with no real information. left leaning is an understatement.

Michael O\'Connor
01 May 2015

Well Put top. Haha, I for one love to eat animals, land or sea based. That is my right just as yours is to be vegan. It becomes a problem when you try to tell me what to do, just like the AGW crowd.

Bob
1 Years Ago

This isn\'t about climate, it is about taxation and big government. The real data doesn\'t support this, but the actors and artists and musicians (the LEAST qualified to have an opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!) drown out real study!


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Bendix20
1 Years Ago

The left is really ratcheting up the global warming...I mean climate change rhetoric. Why ? Because normal people not these mindless idiots from Hollywood or opportunistic people like Gore (With a carbon footprint of a medium size town) understand this has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with destroying the United States and the freedoms we have here. The left cannot stand people who think for themselves (Witness how they have managed to destroy almost half the country with thier pogroms) and all this climate change malarky is the way to gain control. All the schemes by these clowns place limits on what you can drive, the size of your home, exploding energy costs and allows the wealthy like Gore to continue his energy gobbling, carbon producing lifestyle by paying a fee to other wealthy people and governments. It is all one big income redistribution and power grab scheme. We see it and the more we pay attention to it the more desperate the left becomes. But in the end the left will not win thank goodness for small miracles.


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Tleigh
06 May 2015

What the hell are idiots like you even doing reading stories on one green planet??
Don\'t \'believe\' in climate change, good for you. Left or right who gives a shit! Yes there may have been rises and drops in the earths temperature... but what about the decimation of the oceans due to over fishing and the decimation of the rain forests? Were \'they\' doing that 150 years ago? I don\'t think so. Money... taxes... blah blah blah
When will people realize that you can\'t eat money. When it\'s too late I guess. Oh no, hold on a minute, it\'s never going to be too late \'cos this is all scare mongering to make us ride bikes and eat vegetables, we\'ll be able to continue on in this manner for thousands of years yet. Awesome!!
Pity we\'re all going down on the same sinking ship.



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