There aren’t many with as fine a voice as Paul McCartney’s, and his is taking the new U.S. administration to task for its weakness at fighting climate change.
According to the BBC, the former Beatle criticised President Trump’s attitude towards climate change, calling his administration’s actions “madness”. He accused the new president of attempting to reverse “a lot of the advances that have been made” to help the environment.
In an interview with the BBC’s Jimmy Blake and article by Steve Holden, McCartney also made a strong pitch for vegetarianism (he is a long time vegetarian).
According to the article, “He’s encouraging people to go meat-free for one day a week, arguing that reducing the need to eat meat would help the environment.” Here is his new video pitch on vegetarian diet, made with his family and actors Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. It is an absolutely lovely piece of work, like much that McCartney has created over his lifetime…
A meat-free or meat-once-in-awhile diet is a very strong global warming solution, ranking fourth of the 100 most-effective climate wins in Project Drawdown’s 2016 research study. The reason: beef production in particular creates carbon pollution at a surprisingly high level.
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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Start by always remembering that “Hope is a renewable resource.”
Then, our practical answer becomes “Deeply know the personal Superpowers” we all bring to the game of life:
3) To save the planet, USE OUR VOICES and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a vote and never, ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. As well, set a solid example for all around you to see. Jawbone to others about what we need to do, and influence them as peers. Finally, have an annual cash donations program. All of these are ways we can use our voices.
Stay focussed: Lead the way with substantive global warming solutions. (Far from being a bummer, this is actually a fun trend for each of us to be part of… get energized!) Our kids and their kids will be proud of us.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions. Never give up.
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