This page has been archived for historical purposes. For current content, visit us at www.freewilliamsburg.com

« This Makes Us Happy | Main | I Am an Op-Ed Columnist (And So Can You!) »

Al Gore Gets Nobel Prize For Misinforming People

warming.jpg

It's not our style to get preachy about what people eat, but the inconvenient truth about Al Gore's green campaign is that factory farming is more responsible for global warming than SUVs. It's a fact he's afraid to discuss. From the NY Times

In late November, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization issued a report stating that the livestock business generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined...

"We know that vegetarian organizations have sometimes made exaggerated health and environmental claims, but that U.N. report is an impartial, unimpeachable source of statements we can quote," said Matt Ball, executive director of Vegan Outreach.

Like Mr. Prescott, Mr. Ball is incensed that high-profile people like Al Gore -- or environmental groups with deeper pockets than his -- have not stepped up to the plate.

"Al Gore calls global warming an existential risk to humanity, yet it hasn't prompted him to change his diet or even mention vegetarianism," he complained. "And I guess the environmentalists recognize that it's a lot easier to ask people to put in a fluorescent light bulb than to learn to cook with tofu."...

Mr. Gore declined to make himself available for comment.

And here's the report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Comments

Fucking vegans. Have a cheeseburger and a smile.

If anyone is actually interested in the differences at hand I recommend the article, "The Oil We Eat," by Richard Manning, published in Harper's Magazine in '04. It is informative and eye opening, and I will tell you he doesn't think vegetarianism is any better off then eating meat. It isn't about what you eat- its about where it came from.

Pushing people to change their lifestyle is such a sanctimonious effort.

I don't care if you think it is better for the earth, babies, or public health. Leave my beef, abortions, and cigarettes out of it.

I don't think pollution levels produced by transportation are nearly as high as those produced by industry. Isn't that the bigger problem?

Post a comment

Verification (needed to reduce spam): Can't read the above words? Click the circular arrows for a new anti-spam test.

FREEdubya on Twitter FREEdubya on Hype Machine
FREEdubya on Facebook Subscribe to FREEdubya
Williamsburg Waterfront Concerts
Happy Hours and Events

W-Burg Guides







Archives


June 2010May 2010April 2010March 2010February 2010January 2010December 2009November 2009October 2009September 2009August 2009July 2009June 2009May 2009April 2009March 2009February 2009January 2009December 2008November 2008October 2008September 2008August 2008July 2008June 2008May 2008April 2008March 2008February 2008January 2008December 2007November 2007October 2007September 2007August 2007July 2007June 2007May 2007April 2007March 2007February 2007January 2007December 2006November 2006October 2006September 2006August 2006July 2006June 2006May 2006April 2006March 2006February 2006January 2006December 2005November 2005October 2005September 2005August 2005July 2005June 2005May 2005April 2005March 2005February 2005January 2005December 2004November 2004October 2004September 2004August 2004July 2004June 2004Nov. 1998 - May 2004


Hype Machine Music Widget MP3 Blogs


Our Books


Williamsburg & Brooklyn Links


New York and Williamsburg Apartment Listings


Music


Peeps We Like



Interviews



CONTACT US:
mail | at | freewilliamsburg.com

Advertise With Us

MASTHEAD:

Founding Editor:
Robert Lanham

Senior Editor:
Brian Ries

Senior Music Editor:
Nicole Wasilewicz

Foreign Correspondent:
Lisa Baldini

Senior Food/Bars Editor:
Fiona Goldstein

Senior Film Editor:
Dave Thomas

Senior Photo Editor:
Clarissa Roudabush

Writers:
Elizabeth Brady
Janice Chou
Lauren Mooney
Andrew Ritchie
Erica Sackin
Jackie Snow
Colin Steers
Lauren Taylor


About FREEwilliamsburg




Add me to your
mailing list



Powered by
Movable Type 3.2




Advertise on New York blogs

blogads-blog-button3.png



Advertise With
FREEwilliamsburg