Asaf Shimoni
Asaf Shimoni

Media and politicians ignore solutions to global warming

The effects of climate change are becoming more evident by the day. However, the most obvious measures to solve the problem are avoided by politicians and the media. There are now more than 1.4 billion vehicles on the planet and the number keeps growing. Why are measures never proposed to decrease the number?
Sacrificing the planet for hamburgers
The same holds true for meat. By following a plant-based diet we can reduce disease by up to 80 percent. Also, the production of meat and the concomitant destruction of the Amazon rainforest are major sources of global warming. By taking measures to drastically decrease the consumption of meat we can reduce disease to a significant extent and fight climate change. But when there is a discussion on climate change all sorts of remedies are proposed, except for the obvious. On the contrary, whenever we turn on the television we are told time and again that we should buy hamburgers and other unhealthy products. Why is banning the import of meat not an issue?! Why do we sacrifice the planet for hamburgers?
Another reason to stop importing meat is a moral one. The meat business is not only a major factor in destroying nature, but is also sadistic and immoral, as we can see in this video on meat consumption.
We must all boycott meat
The destructive and immoral meat industry with its turnover of hundreds of billions a year has politicians and the media in its pockets. We must all speak out. And we must all stop buying meat. A ban by the Knesset would be a great idea, but due to the close relations between politics and business highly improbable.
About the Author
Asaf Shimoni is an author, journalist and translator who returned to Israel in 2016 after spending 40 years abroad, most of them in the Netherlands. He grew up near Boston, made aliyah while living on a kibbutz (from 1973 to 1976), and graduated from Syracuse University in 1978. He also lived some 5 years in Sicily. He is currently in Amsterdam to sort our affairs. He believes that the media should be as critical and truthful as possible.
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