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06/14/2021

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Ashley

We protect nature and the argument that Thunberg's has in this blog. WE use the words and how that change in the article. The purpose of this article is to learn more about the nature.

Amelia Theodore

In this video Thunberg explains the importance of life on earth and how we as humans have industrialized the environment they live on. We do this by building industrial plants, cutting down forests, and damaging habitats. Thunberg then exclaims that having a plant based diet will help our lively hoods so that the habitat can recover itself. I agree and also disagree with this statement; because of the fact we need to have protein in our diet and fruits and vegetables have barely any protein in them. However, having a plant based diet will help the overall health of ourselves and will also recover our environment. The only problem is us, we consume so much junk food and no one really wants to do anything to stop this. In this video Thunberg should have emphasized the quote "-suicidal war on nature," and touched based on the meaning behind this and what her position was based on evidence provided earlier in video. The part I loved most about this was the awareness of diseases transferred by animals. Thunberg exclaims if we treat these animals correctly and properly we can reduce the chance of another global spillover.

Latise

Thunberg's argument on the industrialization of Earth's environment is well taken. Like Thunberg and Amelia, I agree that incorporating more plant-based meals could be a simple, yet meaningful change to our plant. Additionally, Thunberg's concluding points really resonated with me. In the video, Thunberg states that we have the opportunity to make a change, and that most of us can do something. Two years ago for health purposes, I made the decision to become a vegetarian. Just recently, I have learned the global impact of my decision as it relates the decreasing emissions. Thunberg and Amelia affirm that a plant based diet can help restore the overall health of our bodies and our environment.

Taha3point0

While I agree with everything she has said in the video, I would suggest talking about the consequences of inaction. While I believe Thurnberg's point of view and the global evidence confirms her conclusions, She fails to understand that global change cannot occur from the grassroots. I know she is trying to inform the public and, by doing so, galvanize others to action; however, cooperation runs the world, and they do not care if half the world population is in danger of dying as long as they are making money. A big farm, big agriculture, and fossil fuel companies control policy-making in most countries; until that changes, we will continue to march toward an extinction event.

Taha3point0

@ Latise: I love the fact you are a vegetarian(I became a vegetarian in 1999 and a vegan in 2008); however, until more than half the word join you and the other half reduce their intake of meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products by half the impact on the problem at large will remain insignificant. Please understand, I would never tell anyone to become vegan; however, to save ourselves, we, as a whole, need to rethink our way of life.

R.A. Henery

I found Thurnberg’s statements in this video informative, and I agree with a large amount of what she mentioned. I agree that reducing our consumption of meat and animal products is beneficial to the environment as recent studies by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have shown that a global shift to a plant-based diet could reduce greenhouse gases caused by food production by 70% by 2050. Though I concede that adopting a plant-based diet can be expensive, personal health benefits will outweigh the cost in the long run.

R.A. Henery

@Taha3point0 I agree about your point about inaction. However, grassroots changes are what are actually pushing the corporate changes. Over the past few years, it is easily noticeable that major food corporations have joined the plant-based bandwagon. Even though their motives may be monetary their push towards these changes will surely have an impact on the environment.

R.A. Henery

@Latise Like you I became a vegetarian for the health benefits without giving too much thought to the environmental benefits. However, I am also now aware of the impact of that decision on not only dietary choices but the environment.

Pooya Naraghi

@Taha3point0 I agree that Thurnberg should also inform the audience of the consequences of inaction as it relates to climate change to make a more compelling argument for change, and I agree that if the status quo of large entities responsible for much of the world's excessive carbon foot print does not change we'll never resolve this crisis.

However in my opinion change (as history has shown us) always occurs from the bottom up. New policy to force large corporations to reduce their carbon footprint is needed, and the only way to do that is for the masses to elect officials that understand the climate change crisis and have enough empathy to try and stop it. The majority of the population needs to understand the real consequences of climate change and what it will take to stop it as the first step, and that's where grassroots activism such as the work Thurnberg does comes into the picture.

Taha3point0

@R.A. Henery My optimistic side wants to believe we have until 2050 to change things, but according to EPA new projections on CO2 levels and the world's refusal to make meaningful policy changes, I am afraid we only have another five to ten years before climate change is irreversible. I agree that grassroots movements are powerful, but they are notoriously slow-moving and lack continuity; we need new laws specifically designed to reduce CO2 levels. Next, we need a law that prevents the destruction of Earth and laws to help us restore the natural state of our oceans and rainforests.

Taha3point0

@ Pooya Naraghi:
I agree with your point and the earlier statement about grassroots movements; I am a great admirer of Dr. King and the freedom fighters. However, we have run out of time. If this were twenty years ago, I would say absolutely, let us work on electing the suitable candidates to congress and senate and let us petition the UN to create policies, and let us make signs and protest in front of cooperation and demand they change.

Now is too late; unless we can reduce the percentage of CO2 in air and water by half in the next five years, we are in trouble. The kind of trouble that starts wold wars.

PMitas

@Taha3point0 Although much of your argument is true and well-founded, I content that many companies have changed their business model because of public opinion. For example, Nestle changed their formula in May of 2010 because of a campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.com. Nestlé's' no deforestation footprint' policy is a direct result of consumer pressure on the chocolate giant.

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