Every time I look up into the evening sky, I am in awe of the immensity of it all, just how open and seemingly infinite our universe seems to be. Then I think about our planet and what us humans are doing to it, either to benefit Mother Earth or to help destroy it.
Our planet, however, is like an enclosed eco-system, and not so infinite.
Finally, I met Dr. Neal Barnard in person. Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the vegan doctors who advocates for a 100% whole-foods plant-based diet. I first saw him on the documentary Forks Over Knives. I also saw him on Plant Based News. In addition, I would watch a lot of his videos on Youtube. If it weren’t for Dr. Barnard, I probably would not be vegan and I would not be informed about the health benefits of a vegan diet. When I heard he was coming down to San Diego and that his seminar is free, I was more than excited to go see him. Not only did I learned a lot from his lecture, but I was able to meet him and take a picture with him. I want to thank him for his advocacy and knowledge of a healthy, whole-foods vegan diet. He also had a book signing for his new book Your Body In Balance, which anyone could get on Amazon, the UCSD Bookstore, and Barnes And Noble’s
William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf, and more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency. They have presented graphics that show trends and listed actions that will counter those trends. These graphs showed many climate change indicators and factors over the last 40 years since scientists from 50 nations met at the First World Climate Conference in Geneva in 1979. Although they did mention encouraging signs such as decreases in birth rate, less forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, and increase in renewable energies, they still think that we need to act as soon as possible to slow down climate change. One of the lead scientist William J. Ripple stated,
“Despite 40 years of major global negotiations, we have continued to conduct business as usual and have failed to address this crisis. Climate change has arrived and is accelerating faster than many scientists expected.”
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