Join Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez as they explore the impact of dietary choices on personal health, climate, and the environment.
This video was recorded on October 25th, 2023, and published on November 5th, 2023.
Regina begins by urging introspection on our daily food choices, questioning their implications for the planet. She highlights Charles Darwin’s words, emphasizing the significance of compassion for all living creatures. With poignant inquiries about the morality of consuming animal products, she challenges the audience to consider the ethical consequences of their dietary preferences.
Peter emphasizes the urgency of adopting a plant-based lifestyle, citing scientific data on the detrimental environmental effects of meat and dairy consumption. He advocates for a profound shift in dietary habits to curb climate change and preserve life on Earth. Furthermore, he underscores the critical connection between individual dietary choices and the overarching sustainability of the planet.
Paul echoes the call for a transformation in dietary patterns, emphasizing the detrimental impact of industrial farming on biodiversity and the natural environment. He sheds light on the connection between food consumption and global issues such as the obesity epidemic and health care costs.
Regina, in her concluding remarks, urges viewers to question the influence of the agricultural industrial complex, advocating for informed, conscious dietary decisions for the betterment of humanity and the planet. As the conversation unfolds, the forum underscores the urgent need for a profound shift towards sustainable and compassionate dietary practices.
Dr. Peter Carter - MD, Expert IPCC Reviewer and the director of the Climate Emergency Institute
Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Regina Valdez - Program Director, Climate Reality Project, NYC. GreenFaith Fellow and LEED Green Associate
Charles Gregoire – Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP28 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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