What do China, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron and going meatless have in common? They’re all part of an effort to save the world from climate change.
As WildAid.org explains it, the former governor and “Titanic” director are filming public-service announcements to get people to eat less meat.
“U.S.-based groups Climate Nexus and My Plate, My Planet will distribute English versions of the ads in the United States,” WildAid said.
Earlier this year, “5 To Do Today” partnered with the Chinese Nutrition Society to promote its recommendations through a series of billboards starring a team of influential Chinese celebrities, the site said.
“Director and deep sea explorer James Cameron has been an outspoken leader in exposing animal agriculture’s impact on the environment and climate through his activities with Food Choice Taskforce and support of the My Plate, My Planet initiative, a consortium of more than 200 environmental and health organizations, in support of linking food and sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”
Said Cameron: “China’s move to cut meat consumption in half would not only have a huge impact on public health, it is also a massive leadership step towards drastically reducing carbon emissions and reaching the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.
“Livestock emits more than all transportation combined. Reducing demand for animal-based foods is essential if we are to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius as agreed at COP21.”
Schwarzenegger said: “As much as we in California have been leaders and have inspired China to go in the right direction with environmental issues, they are now inspiring us.”