This Hollywood celebrity is blaming Donald Trump for something insane

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Many Hollywood celebrities are afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

They spend much of their time bashing the president for one ridiculous reason or another.

Now, acclaimed actor Robert Redford is blaming Donald Trump for something truly insane.

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 has driven the Left off the deep end.

Just when it appears they’ve hit rock bottom, they sink even lower with some unhinged rant.

Now it’s Robert Redford’s turn to discover the new depths of Left-wing madness.

Redford penned an op-ed for CNN blaming Donald Trump for the climate crisis.

News Busters reports:

Well-known climate alarmist and retired actor/director Robert Redford continued his assault on President Trump on Friday by calling the GOP official “one unqualified authoritarian” whose “depraved indifference to the climate crisis” does not define “Americans’ commitments or the character of our nation.”

“The clock is ticking so loudly” that “the rest of the world can hear it,” he stated. “With enough outrage, enough action and enough voices rising together, we just might have a chance to compel a reversal of this nonsense.”

Redford claimed that “millions” of people were “shocked” by Trump’s “short-sighted foolishness” in pulling America out of the Paris climate agreement.

Redford’s confused letter falls into a common logic trap of Left-wing thought.

He calls Trump an “authoritarian,” yet wants Trump to take authoritarian action on the matter of climate change.

The truth is, Leftism goes hand-in-hand with authoritarianism.

Also, Redford ignores the fact the Paris Climate Accord would’ve accomplished nothing other than severely damage the U.S. economy.

The chief carbon emitters by far — China and India — had no binding agreement to cut emissions.

Not only is China notoriously dishonest in terms of geopolitics, both China and India are in the process of industrializing and bringing people out of poverty.

They have no interest in cutting carbon emissions.

Plus, the United States cut emissions more than any other country despite withdrawing from the climate accord.

Redford’s climate rant is a misguided, rambling mess.

Beneath all of the rhetoric is a Left-wing attempt to seize control of the economy on environmentalist grounds.

Redford is reportedly worth $170 million, so he can lecture everyone else about how they need to sacrifice without feeling a dent in his own life.

Are you sick of being lectured to by out-of-touch Leftist celebrities?

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  2. VEGANISM FOR SURVIVAL

    1. Veganism Is Direct Action!

    “A diet that can lead to heart attacks, cancer, and numerous other diseases cannot be a natural diet,” writes Keith Akers in A Vegetarian Sourcebook (1983). “A diet that pillages our resources of land, water, forests, and energy cannot be a natural diet. A diet that causes the unnecessary suffering and death of billions of animals each year cannot be a natural diet.”

    I understand there are conservative Christians who fear veganism… which is kind of like being afraid of nonsmoking, nondrinking, or recycling. Ronald J. Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, in his 1977 book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, pointed out that 220 million Americans were eating enough food (largely because of the high consumption of grain fed to livestock) to feed over one billion people in the poorer countries.

    A pamphlet put out by Compassion Over Killing says raising animals for food is one of the leading causes of both pollution and resource depletion today. According to a United Nations report, Livestock’s Long Shadow, raising chickens, turkeys, pigs, and other animals for food causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks and other forms of transportation combined.

    Researchers from the University of Chicago similarly concluded that a vegetarian diet is the most energy efficient, and the average American does more to reduce global warming emissions by not eating animal products than by switching to a hybrid car.

    “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.”

    –Union Nations’ Food and Agriculture Association

    Nearly 75% of the grain grown and 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. are used by the meat industry. (Audubon Society)

    Over 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to grow grain for livestock. (Greenpeace)

    It takes nearly one gallon of fossil fuel and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of conventionally fed beef.
    (Mother Jones)

    Farmed animals produce an estimated 1.4 billion tons of fecal waste each year in the U.S. Much of this untreated waste pollutes the land and water.

    2. A World of Difference!

    Shifting to a plant-based diet literally makes a world of difference! It takes sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.

    Ronald J. Sider of Evangelicals for Social Action, in his 1977 book, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, pointed out that 220 million Americans were eating enough food (largely because of the high consumption of grain-fed livestock) to feed over one billion people in the poorer countries.

    Oxfam estimates that in Mexico, 80 percent of the children in rural areas are undernourished, yet the livestock are fed more grain than the human population eats! The livestock are exported of course, to satisfy the developed nations’ craving for cheap hamburgers.

    In his book, The Hungry Planet, Georg Bergstrom points out that protein-starved underdeveloped nations export more protein to wealthy nations than they receive. He calls this “the protein swindle.”

    Ninety percent of the world’s fish meal catch, for example, is exported to rich countries. One-third of Africa’s peanut crop winds up in the stomachs of European livestock. Half the world’s cereal crop is fed to livestock and the United States annually imports one million tons of vegetable protein from Third World nations–just to feed its farm animals.

    Bergstrom writes: “Sometimes one wonders how many Americans and Western Europeans have grasped the fact that quite a few of their beef steaks, quarts of milk, dozens of eggs, and hundreds of broilers are the result, not of their agriculture, but of the approximately two million metric tons of protein, mostly of high quality, which astute Western businessmen channel away from the needy and hungry.”

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    Vegan author John Robbins writes in his 1987 Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America:

    “Half the world’s population does not receive an adequate amount of food to eat. Ten to twenty million die annually of hunger and its effects. The Institute for Food and Development Policy reports that, ‘Forty thousand children starve to death on this planet every day,’ or one child every two seconds.

    “The livestock population of the United States today consumes enough grain and soybeans to feed over five times the entire human population of the country. We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats. Less than half the harvested agricultural acreage in the United States is used to grow food for people. Most of it is used to grow livestock feed.

    “The world’s cattle alone, not to mention pigs and chickens, consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people. It takes sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef. According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds of potatoes. That same acre of land, if used to grow cattlefeed, can produce less than 165 pounds of beef.”

    ****

    In the 2006 edition of The Higher Taste: A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet, we read:

    Food expert Frances Moore Lappe, author of the 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, once said in a television interview that we should look at a piece of steak as if it were a Cadillac. “What I mean,” she explained, “is that we in America are hooked on gas-guzzling automobiles because of the illusion of cheap petroleum. Likewise, we got hooked on a grain-fed, meat-centered diet because of the illusion of cheap grain.”

    The process of using grain to produce meat is incredibly wasteful: the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that we receive only one pound of beef for each sixteen pounds of grain. In his book Proteins: Their Chemistry and Politics, Dr. Aaron Altschul notes that in terms of calorie units per acre, a diet of grains, vegetables, and beans will support twenty times as many people than a meat-centered diet.

    As it stands now, about half of the harvested acreage in America and in a number of European, African, and Asian countries is used to feed animals. If the earth’s arable land were used primarily for the production of vegetarian foods, the planet could easily support a human population of twenty billion or larger.

    Points and facts such as these have led food experts to point out that the world hunger problem is largely illusory. The Global Hunger Alliance writes: “Most hunger deaths are due to chronic malnutrition caused by inequitable distribution and inefficient use of existing food resources. At the same time, wasteful agricultural practices, such as the intensive livestock operations known as factory farming, are rapidly polluting and depleting the natural resources upon which all life depends. Trying to produce more foods by these methods would lead only to more water pollution, soil degradation, and, ultimately, more hunger.”

    A report submitted to the United Nations World Food Conference concurs: “The overconsumption of meat by the rich means hunger for the poor. This wasteful agriculture must be changed–by the suppression of feedlots where beef are fattened on grains, and even a massive reduction of beef cattle.”

    Pound for pound, many vegetarian foods are better sources of protein than meat. A 100-gram portion of lentils yields twenty-five grams of protein, while a hundred grams of soybeans yields thirty-four grams of protein.

    But although meat provides less protein, it costs more. A spot check of supermarkets in Florida in August 2005 showed sirloin steak costing $7.87 a pound, while staple ingredients for delicious vegetarian meals averaged less than $1.50 a pound.

    Becoming a vegetarian could potentially save an individual shopper at least several hundred dollars each year, thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. The savings to consumers as a whole would amount to billions of dollars annually. Considering all this, it’s hard to see how anyone could afford not to become a vegetarian.

    “If you could feel or see the suffering, you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat.”

    —actress Kim Basinger

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    Vegan author John Robbins similarly writes in his 1987 Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America:

    “The livestock population of the United States today consumes enough grain and soybeans to feed over five times the entire human population of the country. We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats… Less than half the harvested agricultural acreage in the United States is used to grow food for people. Most of it is used to grow livestock feed…

    “The developing nations are copying us. They associate meat-eating with the economic status of the developed nations, and strive to emulate it. The tiny minority who can afford meat in those countries eats it, even while many of their people go to bed hungry at night, and mothers watch their children starve…

    “To supply one person with a meat habit food for a year requires three-and-a-quarter acres. To supply one lacto-ovo-vegetarian requires only one-half of an acre. To supply one pure vegetarian (vegan) requires only one-sixth of an acre. In other words, a given acreage can feed twenty times as many people eating a pure vegetarian (vegan) diet-style as it could people eating the standard American diet-style…

    “In a world in which a child dies of starvation every two seconds, an agricultural system designed to feed our meat habit is a blasphemy. Yet it continues, because we continue to support it. Those who profit from this system do not need us to condone what they are doing. The only support they need from us is our money. As long as enough people continue to purchase their products they will have the resources to fight reforms, pump millions of dollars of ‘educational’ propaganda into our schools, and defend themselves against medical and ethical truths.

    “A rapidly growing number of Americans are withdrawing support from this insane system by refusing to consume meat. For them, this new direction in diet-style is a way of joining hands with others and saying we will not support a system which wastes such vast amounts of food while people in this world do not have enough to eat.”

    Raising animals for food, even raising animals for animal by-products like milk and eggs, means wasting valuable acreage, because the animals have to be fed plant food! If we eat lower on the food chain, fewer resources are required to feed everyone, which means less agricultural acreage, etc., which means fewer rodents and insects are killed when fields are ploughed for farming, etc.

    If you carry this argument to its logical conclusion, a vegan diet is the least violent, because it requires one-third less acreage than a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, and twenty times less acreage than a meat-centered diet.

    ****

    Jeremy Rifkin, author of a dozen influential books and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, writes in his 1992 bestseller Beyond Beef:

    “Cattle and other livestock are devouring much of the grain produced on the planet. It need be emphasized that this is a new phenomenon, unlike anything ever experienced before.

    “Contrary to popular belief, the poor are getting poorer each year… Increased poverty has meant increased malnutrition. On the African continent, nearly one in every four human beings is malnourished. In Latin America, nearly one out of every seven people goes to bed hungry each night. In Asia and the Pacific, 28 percent of the people border on starvation, experiencing the gnawing pain of a perpetual hunger.”

    “In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 billion people, according to the world Health Organization — a statistic all the more striking in a world where one third of all the grain produced is being fed to cattle and other livestock. Never before in human history has such a large percentage of our species — nearly 25 percent — been malnourished.

    “The transition of world agriculture from food grain to feed grains represents an… evil whose consequences may be far greater and longer lasting than any past examples of violence inflicted by men against their fellow human beings.”

    ****

    Vegan author John Robbins writes in his 1992 bestseller, May All Be Fed:

    “The Worldwatch Institute has released a remarkable report entitled Taking Stock: Animal Farming and the Environment, which lists nation after nation where food deprivation has followed the switch from a grain-based diet to a meat-based one.

    “Most of the nations importing grain from the United States were once self-sufficient in grain. The main reason they aren’t is the rise in meat production and consumption…

    “In country after country the pattern is repeated. Livestock industries are consuming feed to such an extent that now almost all Third World nations must import grain. Seventy-five percent of Third World imports of corn, barley, sorghum, and oats are fed to animals, not to people. In country after country, the demand for meat among the rich is squeezing out staple production for the poor…”

    “Many of us believe that hunger exists because there’s not enough food to go around,” writes vegan author John Robbins in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America. “But as Frances Moore Lappe and her anti-hunger organization Food First! have shown, the real cause of hunger is a scarcity of justice, not a scarcity of food.”

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    In a 2011 article entitled “Ending Animal Agriculture: the Real Solution to the Food Crisis,” Mac McDaniel writes:

    “It will never cease to amaze me how people are so dedicated to the idea of eating animals. We’re looking at a global food crisis by 2050 and… we’re trying to George Lucas our way out of it with prototypes, science fiction, and undeveloped technology.

    “With any discussion of food shortages, the 800 lb. gorilla in the room is animal agriculture. (Nearly 75) percent of all agriculture land is used to raise livestock, and a third of land used for growing crops is used for growing feed for livestock. You simply can’t talk about increasing food supplies without talking about eliminating animal agriculture…

    “It doesn’t take a scientist to see the common sense that feeding plants to animals, and then eating the animals, is a horribly inefficient way to produce food…

    “That means between 75% and 90% of the gross weight of the food in the scenario is being completely wasted…

    “The only solution to the global food crisis is the end of animal agriculture. Freeing up that much farmland would not only increase food supplies by incalculable amounts — which would inevitably all but end hunger in the third world — it would benefit the health of everyone in the western world. And at the same time, it would finally end… the bloodiest and most violent era in human existence.”

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    Barbara Parham writes in her 1979 paperback, What’s Wrong With Eating Meat?:

    “According to Buckminster Fuller, there are enough resources at present to feed, clothe, house and educate every human being on the planet at American middle class standards. The Institute for Food and Development Policy has shown that there is no country in the world in which the people cannot feed themselves from their own resources.

    “Moreover, there is no correlation between land density and hunger. China has twice as many people per cultivated acre as India, yet less of a hunger problem. Bangladesh has just one-half the people per cultivated acre that Taiwan has, yet Taiwan has no starvation, while Bangladesh has one of the highest rates in the world. The most densely populated countries in the world today are not India and Bangladesh, but Holland and Japan.”

    3. I agree, humans do more than consume food: we need not only food, but clothing, shelter, supporting technology, etc… But animal agriculture consumes fossil fuel energy, fresh water, land space, raw materials at an alarming rate, and contributes heavily to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming. (See below):

    Vegan author John Robbins provides these points and facts in his Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America (1987):

    Half the water consumed in the U.S. irrigates land growing feed and fodder for livestock. Huge amounts of water wash away their excrement. U.S. livestock produce twenty times as much excrement as the entire human population, creating sewage which is ten to several hundred times as concentrated as raw domestic sewage.

    Animal wastes cause thrice as much water pollution than does the U.S. human population; the meat industry causes thrice as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation’s industries combined.

    Meat producers, the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.

    Vegan author John Robbins writes:

    The water that goes into a 1,000 lb. steer could float a destroyer. It takes 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons to produce a pound of meat. If these costs weren’t subsidized by the American taxpayers, the cheapest hamburger meat would be $35 per pound!

    Subsidizing the California meat industry costs taxpayers $24 billion annually. Livestock producers are California’s biggest consumers of water.

    Every tax dollar the state doles out to livestock producers costs taxpayers over seven dollars in lost wages, higher living costs and reduced business income. Seventeen western states have enough water supplies to support economies and populations twice as large as the present.

    According to vegan author John Robbins:

    Overgrazing of cattle leads to topsoil erosion, turning once-arable land into desert. We lose four million acres of topsoil each year and 85 percent of this loss is directly caused by raising livestock.

    To replace the soil we’ve lost, we’re chopping down our forests. Since 1967, the rate of deforestation in the U.S. has been one acre every five seconds. For each acre cleared in urbanization, seven are cleared for grazing or growing livestock feed.

    One-third of all raw materials in the U.S. are consumed by the livestock industry and it takes thrice as much fossil fuel energy to produce meat than it does to produce plant foods.

    A report on the energy crisis in Scientific American warned: “The trends in meat consumption and energy consumption are on a collision course.”

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    Mother and daughter, Jennifer Horsman and Jaime Flowers, write in their 2007 book, Please Don’t Eat the Animals:

    Meat production causes deforestation, which then contributes to global warming. Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, and the destruction of forests around the globe to make room for grazing cattle furthers the greenhouse effect.

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations reports that the annual rate of tropical deforestation has increased from nine million hectares in 1980 to 16.8 million hectares in 1990, and unfortunately, this destruction has accelerated since then. By 1994, a staggering 200 million hectares of rainforest had been destroyed in South America just for cattle.

    “The impact of countless hooves and mouths over the years has done more to alter the type of vegetation and land forms of the West than all the water projects, strip mines, power plants, freeways, and sub-division developments combined.”

    –Philip Fradkin, in Audubon, National Audubon Society, New York

    Agricultural meat production generates air pollution. As manure decomposes, it releases over four hundred volatile organic compounds, many of which are extremely harmful to human health. Nitrogen, a major by-product of animal wastes, changes to ammonia as it escapes into the air, and this is a major source of acid rain. Worldwide, livestock produce over thirty million tons of ammonia. Hydrogen sulfide, another chemical released from animal waste, can cause irreversible neurological damage, even at low levels.

    Livestock production affects a startling 70 to 85 percent of the land area of the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. That includes the public and private rangeland used for grazing, as well as the land used to produce the crops that feed the animals.

    By comparison, urbanization only affects three percent of the United States land area, slightly larger for the European Union and the United Kingdom. Meat production consumes the world’s land resources.

    Half of all fresh water worldwide is used for thirsty livestock. Producing eight ounces of beef requires an unimaginable 25,000 liters of water, or the water necessary for one pound of steak equals the water consumption of the average household for a year.

    The Worldwatch Institute estimates one pound of steak from a steer raised in a feedlot costs: five pounds of grain, a whopping 2,500 gallons of water, the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, and about 34 pounds of topsoil.

    Thirty-three percent of our nation’s raw materials and fossil fuels go into livestock destined for slaughter. In a vegan economy, only two percent of our resources will go to the production of food.

    “It seems disingenuous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second- and third-world nations while virtually ignoring the overpopulation of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.”

    –Jeremy Rifkin, pro-life AND pro-animal author, Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture, and president of the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

    4. Earth Day Requests

    From PETA Asia:

    “Would you ever open your refrigerator, pull out sixteen plates of pasta, toss fifteen in the trash, and then eat just one plate of food? How about level five square meters of rain forest for a single meal? That sounds ludicrous, right? But if you’re eating chickens, fish, pigs, cows, eggs, or dairy products, that’s what you’re doing: wasting resources and destroying our environment.

    “According to the United Nations, raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and land used to grow feed crops) now uses a staggering 30 percent of the Earth’s land mass. A vegan diet requires 1,100 liters of water per day to produce, while a meat-based diet requires more than 15,000 liters per day. That means that it takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs of water to produce just one steak.

    “And we haven’t even gotten into the staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions that are caused by animal agriculture, according to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute!

    “But we do have some good news: Science shows that going vegan is one of the most effective ways to fight climate change as well as one of the most powerful steps that you can take to make your life greener and healthier. It alleviates pressure on the world’s precious resources, helps tackle climate change and world hunger, and radically decreases your own risk of developing life-threatening diseases. And don’t forget that it saves the lives of animals, too!

    “So in honor of Earth Day, please take the vegan pledge to save the Earth.”

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    Oakland Veg, promoting a plant-based diet in Oakland, CA, sent out the following email on Earth Day:

    “There are lots of ways to help the environment, but the easiest (and most delicious) is to choose Chipotle’s sofritas instead of pork carnitas, a veggie burger instead of a cow burger, or rich coconut milk for your coffee instead of cow’s milk. Here’s how you’ll be helping with by choosing chips and guacamole instead of chicken wings:

    “Animal agriculture is responsible for fifteen percent of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions and is recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as one of the ‘top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’

    “Pasture expansion for farm animals is a key driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America. Worldwide, more land is used to raise and feed farm animals than for any other purpose. More than 97 percent of soymeal and 60 percent of the barley and corn produced globally are fed to farm animals.

    “According to the Sierra Club, if Americans reduced meat consumption by just 20 percent, it’d have the same environmental benefit as everyone switching from a standard sedan to a hybrid vehicle.

    “So enjoy your Earth Day dinner tonight, and…THANK YOU. Thanks for caring and thanks for doing something positive!”

    5. Nor can fish provide any help in alleviating global hunger.

    There are signs that the fishing industry (which is quite energy-intensive) has already overfished the oceans in several areas. And fish could never play a major role in the worlds diet anyway: the entire global fish catch of the world, if divided among all the world’s inhabitants would amount to only a few ounces of fish per person per week.

    The pacific sardine lives along the coasts of North America from Alaska to southern California. Sardines, once a major part of the California fishing industry, are now considered to be “commercially extinct.” Another species classified as “commercially extinct” is the New England haddock. Ecologists have also been concerned about the significant reduction in finfish, the Atlantic bluefin tuna, Lake Erie cisco, and blackfins that inhabit Lakes Huron and Michigan.

    Over 200,000 porpoises are killed every year by fishermen seeking tuna in the Pacific. Sea turtles are similarly killed in Caribbean shrimp operations.

    Factory farm pollution is the primary source of damage to coastal waters in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Scientists report that over sixty percent of the coastal waters in the United States are moderately to severely degraded from factory farm nutrient pollution. This pollution creates oxygen-depleted dead zones, which are huge areas of ocean devoid of aquatic life.

    The World Conservation Union lists over 1,000 different fish species that are threatened or endangered. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimate, over 60 percent of the world’s fish species are either fully exploited or depleted. Commercial fish populations of cod, hake, haddock, and flounder have fallen by as much as 95 percent in the north Atlantic.

    According to a national Vegetarian Resource Group Poll conducted by Harris Interactive, nearly 15 percent of Americans say they never eat fish or seafood.

    6. It makes sense to eat lower on the food chain!

    The threat of “overpopulation” is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control. On a vegan diet, however, the world could easily support a human population several times its present size. The world’s cattle alone consume enough to feed over 8.7 billion humans.

    Some find it easier to be vegan on certain days of the week as a way to transition to being completely vegan. Sir Paul McCartney has endorsed a “Meatless Mondays” campaign. In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors signed a VegDay Resolution encouraging a plant-based diet on Mondays. They point out that if everyone in San Francisco went veg one day per week, it would save 37,000,000 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions. That is the equivalent of taking 123,822 cars off the streets of San Francisco!

    According to the Sierra Club, if Americans reduced meat consumption by just twenty percent, it would have the same environmental benefit as everyone switching from a standard sedan to a hybrid vehicle.

    Les Brown of the Overseas Development Council similarly calculates that if Americans reduced their meat consumption by only ten percent per year, it would free at least twelve million tons of grain for human consumption — or *enough* to feed sixty million people.

    Even if you argue that shifting to a plant-based diet, a vegan diet, isn’t enough to stave off overpopulation, in light of the data showing the depletion of energy, food, fresh water, land space, raw materials and resources as well as the heavy contribution to air and water pollution, deforestization, and global warming caused by a meat-centered diet, how do you — worried about “overpopulation” consuming the world’s resources — justify consuming animal products?!

  3. Whoever it is who writes under the Vasu Murti ID, is really pushing patience.

    On a more important matter, I just wish that someone could put a big mirror in the face of all these show-biz, once-was, never-was, so-called elites who are so filled with their own sense of who they think they are – and we know they never studied biology, climate science, or anything that would back their pontifications and accusations of the VERY ARROGANT, BLIND, DICTATORIAL OBSESSIONS that they blame on other people. So insulated from reality, it boggles the mind.

  4. JanD; Thank you for your comment. You are spot on. I am getting so sick of all the Leftists “celebrities” blaming Trump for everything, for pity sake!! It truly does boggle the mind….

  5. Redford is senile. He knows nothing about the subject except what he has heard from his leftist friends. He has done very little research on the matter of climate change. If he would really listen to what science has to say about the matter, he would know that we have had cycles of warming and cooling for millions of years. We are probably closer to a cooling trend now. They run in 172 year cycles. Wake up Redford!

  6. Jan D: Completely agree. Little Bobby Redford is such a has been (if he ever was) and why that vasu person is allowed to drool on with whatever he posts is unfathomable (agree with Art below NO-ONE reads any of it as most likely completely off topic).

  7. Trump is a big fat lier and he got about this subject here water gate. He have just got him right into a area that he can’t get out of now. I will not be voting for him in November 2020, a lot of people are not going to be able to vote for him at all as well to.
    My name is Kenny Smith from rancho Cordova CA.

  8. Robert Redford is and has always been a pos.
    Kenny Smith from rancho Cordova CA, you are dumb as a box of rocks. Not smart enough to be a moron.

  9. Redford spent too much time next to Jane Fonda and obviously caught some virus from her that made him become stupid too! Climate crisis is a hoax Robert! You sound as stupid as little Greta the Hun and Jane the Traitor! Since you plainly must cherish the ground Obama has walked upon you should absorb that he spent millions of his wealth to buy oceanfront mansion where you know it will be under water soon…NOT! Just how stupid can you be? How can you learn movie lines but not realize the temps did not go up?? Miami is NOT underwater! The sea ice is expanding and the polar bears are thriving! You were lied to Robert…and little Greta is a freak!

  10. Redford and all the others need to go find an elementary school science book, and scroll to the section on the Ages of the Earth. There they will discover that the Geologic Divisions are based on two things – dominant life forms and CLIMATE ! The Earth goes through cycles and around 20,000 years ago we were int the middle of an ICE AGE. Since that time the Earth has been warming and as a logical result sea levels are rising, Where I live the Coast of Florida around that time was 100+ miles to the east of me because the oceans were that much lower ! However over the last 12,000 years or so the Earth’s temperatures HAVE increased BUT with out the influence of mankind – simply a cycle of nature. In 1970 John Eddy – well know solar expert – said that around 2000 the SUN would return to it’s normal state – weather would become more severe and it would get hotter. All by natural cycles. Perhaps these people need to go back and read the story of the English King who went down to the seashore and forbad the tides to come in. This is all a
    political movement where politicians an blame US and then gain more control over US. Ignorance and bad
    science RULES !

  11. Wasn’t there an actor named Robert Redford wa-a-ay back in the 1970s or so?

    Oh, well. Actors are known for and honored for spouting the lines that other people write for them. One can always, without fail, tell when a welder isn’t welding. But, how do we know when an actor isn’t acting?

    Hollywood has long been the La-La Land of Puppets.

  12. Leftism is a mental and spiritual derangement. Mix leftism and Trump Derangement Syndrome together and it is a lethal cocktail which destroys rational thinking.

  13. GOOD GRIEF!! I sure wish that these MORONS would look at some real science and shut these “chicken littles” up. THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING, they have been making this claim since the beginning of the 20th century. I think it was about 1910 when this hoax began (I could be off a couple of years). In the 70s they were telling us we were headed for another Ice Age, then its Global Warming, now its simply climate change, because the warming thing was a bust. Well DUH the climate has been changing since the beginning of time, get used to it. Hell I just read that a group studying the Antarctica ice sheets says we may be heading into another ice age AGAIN. These people have no clue they are all guessing, just think about how often the weatherman is wrong.

  14. CultureWatch: You are ruining your commentary section by allowing someone to ramble on and on. Why not limit the length of each person’s comments. By the way, who do these Hollywood hasbeens think they are trying to tell us what to eat? I believe I will be eating more meat now. Thanks you bunch off a..holes!!!
    AND, climate change is what it is we all could go outside at the same time and huff, puff and f..t in unison and nothing would happen. GOD is in charge of the weather.

  15. Well, you must understand that , he along with the rest of them do not deal with reality. Their jobs deal only with fantasy. So, what else can you expect?

  16. When the left uses the government to force their religion onto the masses that is a violation of separation of church and state.
    Manmade global warming is their religious belief – not mine.
    I want no part of it. I don’t want to pay for it, and I don’t want anybody telling me how much water I can use or what kind of car I have to drive.

  17. DERANGED & INSANE Are Two Of The Words That Certainly Fits In Describing Many Of CRAZY donald & D for DUMB trump’s Actions Since He became President! For Example, His Pre-election Statement That Mexico Would Pay 100 Percent For A Border Wall! Did He Actually Think He Could BULLY Mexico That Way, That When Given Such A Bill, They Would Just Roll Over & Say “SI, Senor Manic”? Second Example, On His Very First Tour Of New Mexico, While Here, He Actually INSULTS Our Then Governor To Her Very Face, Saying She’s Doing A LOUSY JOB As Governor, Then Boasting He Might Try To Be Our Next Governor, What Made That CONCEITED, STUPID, EMPTY HEADED, BRAINLESS SICKO, That LYING, PILE OF trump TRASH Think We New Mexicans Would Accept Or Want Him As Our Governor? I Intend To Watch The Impeachment Process Fully, Knowing That Presidential PISS ASS PIG, That MENTALLY ILL MORON Is Finally Getting Just What He Deserves!

  18. Another dumb ass leftist heard from. He is an old washed up has been. To bad he hasn’t aged well. Stick with your geritol and keep your trap shut because you don’t make sense. What a loser. Go Trump 2020.

  19. This idiots comment is a book who nobody reads!!! You are a MORON, just like Redford. He is a multi-millionaire who won’t feel any consequences from his stupidity. Another Hollywood MORON who lives in La La Land!!!

  20. CRAZY donald & D for DUMB trump Is The One Person Who Certainly Doesn’t Deal With Reality In Any Form With His SICK MIND & DISEASED BRAINED, Judging By His Too ManyTo Count TRIPS To The Fantasy Of NEVER-NEVER LAND!

  21. Brett: Your video was entertaining. Unlike Vasu or the Vasu want to be. As I have stated on another posting, the laugh is on them. Nobody reads their propaganda anyway !! They are annoying yes. But we all just scroll pass…..

  22. Betty, another MORON who just so filled with hatred!!! These dumbass demoncraps make no sense. Both should go back to mommy & daddy’s basement.

  23. I’ve often wondered if standing in front of the eye of a camera makes you stupid.
    It seems like almost everyone in HOLLEYWEED has caught the disease.

    JUST WONDERING??????????

  24. Just another arrogant, phony Follywood freak who thinks he’s important gum flapping who obviously thinks we have thermostatic control over the sun. Global warming was a farce pushed for control and when that failed they moved to climate change which happens daily. A few weeks ago I red an article that states we haven’t had a single solar flare in over 224 days thus we’re now getting these arctic waves coming. That plus the fact that one volcano puts out more noxious gases than the world population can in years which is a fact they ignore. The stooges need to quit listening to political hacks who’s sole agenda is power(NWO) or continuation of their grants to keep bleeding our government of money. Bottom line is Redford doesn’t know squat about the subject. He thinks he’s important because he has money just like all of them and include clowns like Steyer and Bloomberg.

  25. Mr. Trump will sweep the 2020 election by a landslide because he remains the lesser of the evils; but Redford is correct, we need attention to the climate crisis

  26. Diving into a repair without first having a true plan of action generally ends in a mess. I do believe that many things can be done to clean up the air, water and earth, BUT almost the cleaning needs to start where the problem exist. China is the world’s number one climate problem so the complainers need to email, call or visit China or similar nations. The US has done more than all the rest of the world to fix emissions caused by vehicles – many homes have installed solar panels and use items certified to reduce problems. The complainers could go to Mr Redford’s and make suggestions to how he could clean up his mess. I wonder how much damage was done to the environment while making him a millionaire? Maybe he could share some of his income to fix existing issues. What he wrote didn’t fix anything.

  27. Sad that people are taking advantage of Redford because of his age and not sure what he is saying putting words in his mouth to blame something on Trump. All these protesters crying about climate change in their own countries but nobody calling out the two countries responsible for over 75% of todays pollution. Most of the world has done a lot to curb their own imprint on the world concerning pollution but if China and India does nothing, even if the rest of the world went zero emissions, it will not help.

  28. You may want to go back to school to learn to write, or, you just may end up voting for the person you don’t want in office.. Your literacy is horrible… Didn’t your mother ever tell you, it is best to be quiet and let them wonder, than to open your mouth and let them know…

  29. IF the rest of the world could hear the “clock ticking” they would be all over China for it’s massive carbon and other waste output. The US is the only Country keeping the rest of the world from falling into complete chaos as well as feeding most of them.

  30. Vasu Murti is complete fool. It takes a lot of land and energy to grow what is used for food. Veganism is not the answer. He can bleat and blow smoke until he explodes, but it won’t change a thing/ Vegan is choice for fools.

  31. Redford is not being taken advantage because of age. He, like so many others, simply has an overblown sense of his own importance.

  32. If the far left takes over and try to do what they say then all of the rich folks in hollywierd will lose all of their money too. They are just to stupid realize that. Of course they all believe that would not happen to them because they are special.

  33. Kenny, it is YOU who is the liar!!!! And you don’t even know how to spell it. PLEASE take an English course!!! Your ignorance is profound. And you attack Pres. Trump but Hillary lies every time she opens her mouth and that is fine with you.

  34. john j…The climate has been changing ever since this earth was formed, long before we were here. There is nothing we can do about it. It is natural. Do not fall for the leftist agenda. They do not care about the climate. It is all about the power they can have over us.

  35. Let’s count up some of our climate friend’s Coal Fired Power Plants, shall we?

    The EU has 468 – building 27 more… Total 495

    Turkey has 56 – building 93 more.. Total 149

    South Africa has 79 – building 24 more… Total 103

    India has 589 – building 446 more… Total 1036

    Philippines has 19 – building 60 more… Total 79

    South Korea has 58 – building 26 more… Total 84

    Japan has 90 – building 45 more… Total 135

    China has 2,363 – building 1,171 more… Total 3,534

    That’s 5,615 projected
    coal powered plants in just 8
    countries.

    USA has 15 – building 0 more…
    Total 15

    And Democrat politicians with their “green new deal”want to shut down those 15 plants in order to “save” the planet.

    This makes the point. Whatever the USA does or doesn’t do won’t make a Tinker’s Dam regarding CO2 unless the rest of the world – especially China and India – does reduce coal-fired power plants, too.

  36. Most of Hollywood actors are atheists, so are in a complete panic over climate change because they have nothing at all to look forward to if this earth is destroyed. Those who know that God is there know that He is in charge and that this world will not last but there is a much better place they will go to. Atheists deny the truth so fall for satan’s lies. sad

  37. Robert Redford is just another liberal Hollywood Idiot. He probably has an IQ of about 40, maybe even less.

  38. Ah, I knew there was a reason I much prefer to be on the other side of the camera. I love taking pictures but do not like having my picture taken.

  39. Just another “HAS BEEN” Hollywood actor that needs to be in the spot light. He doesn’t accept that NOBODY KNOWS HIM anymore….how sad….boo-boo-hoo.

  40. Redford is one of he biggest hypocrites in Hollyweird!
    He creates more CO2 with his Sundance Ski Resort and the Sundance Movie Festival than many large industrial facilities.
    The ski resort destroyed thousand of acres of wilderness.
    The festival attracts thousands of visitors flying into Utah and driving to Park City causing more atmospheric inversion smog every winter.
    He is a scuzball out to destroy the environment.

  41. Old prune face should stick to acting and directing. A buttoned lip would be better than rambling about things he knows nothing about

  42. Zzzzzzzz…huh…oh yeah, Vasu, write a book or something. This is a comments section. Keep it short. As far as climate change. As long as China ignores the climate change any attempt to fix anything is moot at best. Get China to do their part and the rest can follow suit. Good luck with that.

  43. Dried up , psychotic , criminally insane liberal “celebrity” would rather have lying , seditious , high treasonous , career organized crime , child-sex trafficking , serial murdering , anti-America / NWO agenda criminal skank clinton as president ! Criminals love other criminals !

  44. Vasu, I read that every time someone posts something on the Internet the contributes to carbon immissions- So all your long-winded REPEATED Posts of This NONSENSE is, in fact, KILLING the PLANET!

    Think about that- you are by extension KILLING the ANIMALS by your Contribution to Climate Change!!!!

    Liberal Logic 🙂 How did I do?
    Thought I would put it in the agressive, rediculous, accusing, self-righteous language Vasu would understand!

  45. Redford Accuses Trump of being Athoritaritan while he uses his fascist Totalitarian Tactics to try to force Trump and Everyone else to do and Beleive as He and his fellow fools Say we should!

    Redford- Pot calling the Kettle black don’t you think?!

    How about putting your celebrity (at least what little is left of it) to work in China and India where it may do some good. America is actually doing very well reducing our emissions without destroying our economy and we already do better than most of the developed nations- including Europe!

    So dear, why not get a group of your ever so woke compassionate fellow “actors” and go to China and India and See if you can get them to at least Reduce their Emissions to US current Standards – That might actually make a difference!

    Then if they do not kick your self-righteous sanctimonious filty rich asses out of their country or toss you in Jail you can come back with the smug elitist grins and tell us how much more virtuous you are then the rest of us!

    Trump 2020!!!! Vote Republican across the board so we can really drain the swamp!

  46. No, he just copy/pastes from the DNC troll file on any possible fascist totalitarian self righteous “woke” topic he just goes in, searches the topic- copy/paste for the nonsense of the day!

  47. Kenny are you are Russian or Chinese Troll?
    If so your command of the English language is lousy (that means bad, terrible, not – good) Please at least run it through a grammar check before posting your nonsense. We real Americans would at least appriciate your attempts to perfect your trolling skills.

  48. I do recall, that like Al Gore, Redford owns a Malibu Beach House…
    Guess he is not quite as worried as he thinks we should be.

  49. You just called Bob a Moron for his post- Yet you also called the Book he was talking about a “who”? So, Who is the real Moron Mile?

  50. From around the 1100s-1300s the world was in what is referred to as the Goldielocks period- the climate was very good, crops grew, the population grew due to the availability of food due to the excellent weather. Then around the beginning of the 1400s we entered a time known as the mini-ice age that was much colder, rain destroyed crops, famines and diseases broke out due to the conditions, and it lasted into the early 1800s. YOU don’t think Europeans were waring heavy velvets in summer because they liked to sweat, do you. the Thems river had for over a 100 years a summer Frost fair on the Frozen River – one year they even had an elephant on the Ice! The last Frost Fair was in the early 1800s. I believe it was in the late 1770s that Ben Franklin wrote about the Year without a Summer and a snowstorm in July!

    I imagine these Climate Change fools today were the same ones going around in the 1400s saying they were being punished by God – and it was human sins that were to blame for this climate change!

    NOW you Brainwashed Climate Snowflakes can attack me and Puppet the left-wing talking points but maybe you can look at what this is really about – Rich Globalist who want to manipulate and control the masses frighten us into giving them our hard-earned money while they do Zero to change their lifestyles – flying to far-flung “Climate” meetings three or four times a year- You know so they can all plot how to make more money and gain more power and control over the ignorant fools who believe their propaganda. Go ahead snowflakes- take out your fears on those of us who will be laughing at you 30 years from now – while you will all most likely be going on about how we are in danger of an ICE AGE!!!
    Try thinking for yourselves- so-called “Athorities” are usually nothing of the kind.

  51. I agree with everything being said about the ridiculousness of the “climate change crisis.” Greta Thunberg is a brainwashed child who doesn’t know anything. Not sure what Robert Redford’s excuse is.

    Having said that, however, we should take into account that the amount of fossil fuels on the planet is finite, so some day, eventually, down the road, we will run out, and at that point we will be glad that we have spent time and thought developing alternative fuels–assuming the Lord hasn’t come back to get us first.

  52. The only way a radical liberal, whether a Hollywood celebrity, or whoever, gains recognition, is for people to pay attention to them. Ignore the malcontents and they will fade away.

  53. ole robert red has been through drug addiction, alcohol abuse, freaking out on movie sets, tax problems, failed relationships, and now somehow he’s a scientist out of the blue.
    The world should have ended in the 60’s, the 70’s, the 80’s, he’s blaming Trump for a nonexistent issue that in my opinion died in the late 60’s.
    Trump in 20/20

  54. So as we still have free speech for …Now…

    Vasu…
    Breath listen to the teacher Sadhguru. He has a few good points. Breath…
    Just saying…

    Fredo…
    True Very True. Air is to water. As water is to air. Thus we will need every 1 to get on the same page. Then stay on that page. May not happen in our life time.
    Just saying…

  55. Before stating an opinion on this issue, I suggest they research it. I heard it wasn’t so much the emission, etc. causing the problem but the the changes in out of space atmosphere, etc. changing which is something we can’t do anything about. Will check with my stepdaughter who is the Director of the Earth Science Technology Office at Goddard Space Center in Baltimore/Washington area.

  56. Before stating an opinion on this issue, I suggest they research it. I heard it wasn’t so much the emission, etc. causing the problem but the the changes in out of space atmosphere, etc. which is something we can’t do anything about. Will check with my stepdaughter who is the Director of the Earth Science Technology Office at Goddard Space Center in Baltimore/Washington area.

  57. Hey Redford the last time I seen you was in the Provo river fishing. You need to go back to that happy place. Don’t get caught up in all this BS. I have been in most states over the last 30 years putting in SCR, scrubbers and other equipment to clean up America’s air quality. And it works for the technology we have to combat the pollution that people such as yourself make everyday. The other countries that don’t do any of these things needs people like you to get in there ass about what there not doing for our world. President Trump is not at fault here. Put your expertise to use of making film. You need to make a documentary film on air pollution in other countries to show what they are not doing to clean up there countries pollution. Don’t be a dumbass like most of the other dems are. Trump 2020.

  58. Hey dumbass Vasu Murti. The last I heard plants help air quality. If you keep destroying our plant life that means you and the other vegans are if fact helping the air pollution to get worse. So try another topic to complain about. This one is going nowhere. Trump 2020.

  59. Who’s running this web site? Why is Vasu allowed to post long, long, long screeds that intelligent readers won’t waste time reading? No matter what the subject, this character posts a similar bunch of garbage. He/she/it is nothing but a troll.

  60. If you watch “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, you will find that Robert Redford is simply portraying himself in that movie.

  61. Dems spew pure nonsense. China and India create more pollution than other countries combined. We continue to innovate to reduce pollution, which is ignored by the left. And no one mentions sun spots that have been known for more than a century to affect our weather.

  62. Caren…libs embrace science when it suits their agenda, but deny it when it doesn’t. They won’t mention sun spots because they deny the truth

  63. Ignore them. When a person gets upset their body releases toxins that takes your system three days to clear out. If one gets angry often then those toxins build up and cause all kinds of body aches. Not worth getting angry about.

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