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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.

Thya

Greta Thunberg mention a lot of great idea about the way to protect the nature. its really matter on what we carry home from the market since it can affect our environment for the long run. Moreover, as we know the meat and animal products will affect the global greenhouse gas emissions.

Ethan Roberts

Like Greta says, if we stay at this rate it is bad for nature, however she fails to say what will happen if we do fail to take action. How do we know what the consequences be? Where is the evidence?
Also, she talks about everyone needing to go plant based and pets a cow the whole time.

Teddy D.

While the complete movement to a plant based diet could "fix" our climate and land use problems, the healthiest diet a human could consume should always be balanced. We need livestock and their meat to survive.

JuiceBoxAfro

I like what the little girl said. Plant based diets can make a big change in our world as well as our bodys. She also needs to understand that not every one has the money to eat only plants and people make a living off farming. I feel a better way to fix our climate is burning less fossil fuels. As well as rely more on solar energy. I agree with what Teddy D said "the healthiest diet a human could consume should always be balanced. We need livestock and their meat to survive". Every thing needs to be done in a balance but we should try to incorporate more greens to our diet but not go fully vegan.

jetsfan23

In the video “when we protect nature” by Greta Thunberg she expresses how the environment is going through drastic changes for the worst. One of the main points she brings up in this video is the issue with animals. The stats show many of the farmers use drugs to make the animals grow at alarming rates. These animals that are supposed to grow to full size in 3 months are growing as fast a month to full size. Another issue about the meat in this country is a lot of animals are in very confined spaces. These confined spaces are hardly ever cleaned and have many diseases that go onto these animals. These animals get sicknesses such as salmonellosis(salmonella), Escherichia coli (Ecole), and rabies. Many of these farmers are aware of these circumstances but still do this to make their profit. I agree with how Thunberg says we are creating the perfect conditions for disease. This statement shows perfectly how humans create these issues. Most of the issues we have in this world is since humans don’t know how to regulate the usage of their materials and the animals. I feel people should respect nature more because we only get one world. Many things that are happening in this world are frightening. The deforestation causes an increase in carbon dioxide. This deforestation causes more houses to be built which causes the need to get more food and it leads to a whole cycle of never-ending destruction of this planet. One of the statements I disagree with was that she said that humans should go on an all-vegan diet because if humans do this, we wouldn’t be able to get all our natural vitamins we need to survive, I feel if we learned how to better regulate our environment and produced food the right way, we wouldn’t have anything to worry about.


Nathaly Hernandez

Thunberg offers different examples of industrial agriculture that affects our health and our planet, and one of the consequences of industrial agriculture that surprised me was the spillover viruses that are from the food that we consume. This surprised me because usually the food that we buy in stores such as animal products need to be up to health and food codes before being safely distributed in stores, but what has also surprised me was also surprised were how climate, ecological, and health crisis were all interlinked and they are all from the effect of the industrial agriculture. I absolutely agree with Thunberg’s solution of reducing our consumption of meat and animal products. I have already been following a vegan diet at the start of 2021, due to the same reasons that have been proposed in the video, along with other moral values that I firmly believe in. I think what might truly be challenging about adopting a plant-based diet for our larger society is due to the health benefits and preferences that the majority of the population hold towards animal products. Oftentimes people believe that meat and other products are the only resources that provide vitamins and nutrition rather than searching for substitutes or oftentimes, many just do not like the taste of these substitutes and always prefer the real thing because it simply has a better taste. From my experience as being a vegan, I often face criticism from friends and family due to my change in diet and lifestyle because of the same beliefs that I am not getting enough nutrients for my body even though i the truth since the majority of the food that I buy is organically grown or vitamin replenishes to ensure my body is getting everything it needs to function properly. In order to prevent environmental and health risks corporations must do better in regulating processed foods in order to ensure safety to consumers.

haley

In Greta Thunberg’s tweet, “When We Protect Nature” she shares a video of how we can protect nature from issues like climate change and environmental problems. In this video, she explains that climate issues are related to diseases like measles and HIV. She relates 75% of diseases back to animals because of the way animals are treated on farms and such. With destroying habitats by cutting down trees and not treating nature correctly, it creates the perfect conditions for disease to spread. She is arguing that we can protect nature by starting to treat it correctly and removing ourselves from the equation which will allow nature to recover. As a society, we have a big impact on the condition of nature solely based on our choices and with just little change, we are able to allow nature to return to its former state.

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