Meat The Truth
NAOMI KLEIN in her film/book ‘THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING’ argues that she doesn’t like POLAR BEARS (as symbol for climate change urgency). It is argued that maybe she feels that image of the stranded the polar bear on the glacier does not do justice symbolising the magnitude of problem, maybe representing climate changes as something that is totally out of reach for most people. Whatever the reason she does a good job of misrepresenting the core of the problem and solution to it herself as did Al Gore in his film ‘An Inconvenient Truth‘. However, ‘MEAT THE TRUTH‘, although attributing only 18% of green house gases to the meat and dairy industry is much more realistic and factual (than the aforementioned films) about the reality of climate change and hence how people can make a difference. The ‘18%’ however does not amongst other things seem to account for the loss of biodiversity and the consequence of that loss for global warming. Nevertheless, it is an extraordinary movie (made by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation from Holland) that makes a good attempt to show us the whole and bitter truth about the influence of the meat industry on our climate and on the devastation of our environment, water and air.