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Are you, too, fighting mad about Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let’s fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly, plant-based diet.

Yes, our diet is pivotal. A 2010 United Nations report blames animal agriculture for 19 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, 38 percent of land use, and 70 percent of global freshwater consumption.

Carbon dioxide is emitted by burning forests to create animal pastures and by the fossil fuel industry’s use of farming machinery, trucks, factory farms and slaughterhouses. The more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are released from digestive tracts of cattle and from

animal waste cesspools, respectively.

In an environmentally sustainable world, meat and dairy products in our diet must be replaced by vegetables, fruits, and grains, just as fossil fuels are replaced by wind, solar, and other pollution-free energy sources.

Each of us has the power to protest Trump’s failure to maintain America’s leadership in moderating climate change, simply and effectively, by what we choose at the grocery store.

Freddy Green

Flushing

Posted 12:00 am, June 12, 2017
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Bill from queens says:
um...Freddy Green doesn't seem to have done his homework on this climate scam meant to pilfer dollars from the chronically gullible and naïve. run, freddy green, run! lolol
June 12, 2017, 3:55 am
how stupid do you think we are from queens says:
Why are the uninformed invited to write articles? So sick of morons.
June 12, 2017, 4:06 pm

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