Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) March 9, 2009
A new international alliance of vegetarian, environmental and animal rights activists and organizations has been forged: Veg Climate Alliance. Those involved stress that the best thing a person can do to stop global warming and its catastrophic consequences is to switch to a plant-based diet.
There is strong evidence to support this cause: According to the United Nations 2006 report "Livestock's Long Shadow," animal-based agriculture contributes more to global warming than the entire transport sector. Hence, noted NASA climatologist James Hansen and Dr. Rachendra Pachauri, the Director of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, have urged people to eat less meat. Many experts are warning that global warming may soon spiral out of control. This could lead to an unprecedented global disaster.
The Veg Climate Alliance has begun a major campaign to drive home this urgent message, also stressing other negative effects of meat for our health and the environment, as well as ethical objections, such as the cruel treatment of animals on factory farms.
The Alliance is a non-monetary and non-profit organization. Membership is free and open to the public. Veg Climate Alliance is directed by Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., environmental and vegetarian author, activist and associate producer of the acclaimed documentary "A Sacred Duty." Patrons of the Alliance include John Robbins, the bestselling author of Diet for a New America, and former Australian senator Andrew Bartlett, along with other specialist academics, environmentalists and religious representatives.
The Alliance recently sent an open letter to President Obama urging him to be vegetarian and to promote a vegetarian diet. Further info: http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=40767〈=en
More information can be obtained from the Director Richard Schwartz