James Cameron: Wanna Fight Climate Change? Switch to a Vegan Lifestyle

James Cameron, famed director and well-known climate change activist, wants to get the message out that the way we can fight climate change is to go vegan. It is important that we take care of the planet that we live on. Cameron has been a vegan for  four years. He spoke at a climate change summit in Los Angeles about how our diet is affecting climate change. By going vegan, we can reduce our carbon footprint.
In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Cameron explains:

[T]he thing that became abundantly clear to us when we met with the experts who are working in nutrition and energy sustainability and climate change is that we can’t actually meet our emission goals if we don’t address animal agriculture, and that’s the thing that’s been left out of the conversation.

The simple resounding message is you can be healthier and your planet can be healthier based on a very simple thing that you can do today. And you’ll also save money because eating a plant-based diet is just frankly cheaper. It’s cheaper to produce plants. It’s less carbon footprint, less water footprint, less money footprint and better for you.

This message is crucial because many people who care about the environment still have no idea that raising animals for food is so incredibly destructive.
Consider some of these facts:
  • Going vegan immediately cuts your CO2 emissions in half
  • It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef
  • 80 percent of land deforested in the Amazon is for raising cattle
  • Factory farms grossly contaminate rivers and ground water