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Life...
...Its very existence on Earth
is the result of an amazing series of coincidences.
Our planet's physical make up and position in the Solar System
have resulted in a delicate balance of climatic conditions
that would not exist if it were just slightly nearer to the Sun
or slightly further away.
Thanks to these perfect conditions
Earth has become home to millions of species of plants
and animals
including us humans.
We've learnt to harness the power and the bounty of the planet
leading to our great success as a species.
I'm amazed at the things we humans have been able to create.
Like the skyscrapers in New York.
And paddy fields cultivated in the same way for hundreds of years.
But with this success comes the responsibility
to preserve the delicate balance
to which we owe our existence.
I don't know about you, but for me, nature is inspiring
and invigorating.
When I think of the beauty of the world
I think of things like the crystal clear waters
of the Great Barrier Reef
of majestic whales
lush green rainforests
and the virgin mountain slopes of the Himalayas.
But what kind of images will our grandchildren and great-grandchildren
have in their minds when thinking about the world
in just 10 or 20 years' time?
We've heard it all before...
...Our way of life is destroying the planet
and fossil fuels, used for transport and industry, are to blame.
That's certainly true
but that's only part of the problem.
What we often don't hear much about is animal agriculture.
Animal agriculture results in vast amounts of greenhouse gases
being released into the atmosphere.
It requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources
including land
water and energy.
It is a major contributor
towards global environmental degradation and climate change.
And it's not just livestock rearing that's a problem.
Industrialised fishing destroys marine ecosystems
as miles of nets sweep up anything in their path.
Perhaps it's time to ask ourselves the question
"What can I as an individual do to help?"
Well...
...there's a simple but significant way to help protect the planet
and all its inhabitants.
And it starts with just one day a week.
One day without eating animal products
can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance
that sustains us all.
Almost a third of all land on Earth is used for livestock production.
Just try a day
Just one day
A third of all cereal crops
and more than 95% of soy is turned into feed
for farmed animals.
One day a week can make a world of difference.
An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches
is cut down every hour to create room for grazing cattle.
It can take 2,350 litres of fresh water,
that's about 30 bathtubs, to produce just one beefburger.
Just try a day
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'One Day a Week' feat. the McCartney family, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone

251 Folder Collection
湯承恩 published on December 3, 2017
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