She’s known worldwide for her climate-change activism, but now Sweden’s Greta Thunberg is targeting the way your food is produced.
“Our relationship with nature is broken. But relationships can change,” Thunberg said in a video she posted Saturday to mark the International Day of Biological Diversity.
“If we don’t change, we are f***ed,” she boldy declared.
”Our relationship with nature is broken. But relationships can change. When we protect nature – we are nature protecting itself.”
Thank you @MercyForAnimals for sponsoring this film by @tommustill and me.#ForNature #BiodiversityDay pic.twitter.com/2tXPFaeqWq
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 22, 2021
“The climate crisis, ecological crisis and health crisis, they are all interlinked. We no longer see thinks between them. We only see this far,” she said, placing her palm close to her face.
“Millions have died from COVID-19, Zika, Ebola, West Nile Fever, SARS, MERS. Up to 75% of all new diseases come from other animals. Because of the way we farm and treat nature, cutting down forests and destroying habitats, we are creating the perfect conditions for diseases to spill over from one animal to another and to us. The next pandemic could be much, much worse. But we can change.”
She claimed switching to a plant-based diet could save up to 8 billions tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere annually.
Her remarks are getting a variety of reaction on Twitter, with comments including:
- “Thank you so much for producing this hugely important film and giving Mother Nature and the animals a voice. We need to get this message to as many people as possible before its too late. Humans are destroying the whole world and ourselves.”
- “As long as we value money above life, nothing will change. Stop capitalism. Change our values.”
- “We must value Nature by the way we spend our money, everything that hurts and downgrades nature must have very high tax, so high to replace all other taxes except for a wealth tax!”
- “Your plant based diet (especially meat replacements) are often worse for the environment than a normal meat and animal product diet. You need meat. And if your a man the pure amount of soy you have to consume is dangerous.”
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