It’s absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis. - Al Gore
Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing the future of humanity. And one of the largest, if not the largest, causes of climate change is animal agriculture.1,2 Choosing to eliminate or reduces one’s consumption of animal products is the single best thing one to do to reduce their environmental footprint.
Al Gore, the poster child of climate change action, agrees that animal agriculture is at least partly responsible for climate change.3 Yet, he does not make this an issue when lecturing others about what they could do to reduce their environmental footprint. Recently, in an article ironically entitled "Climate of Denial" he stated that President Obama is lacking "bold action" on global warming.4 But Mr. Gore himself refuses to take the bold action of highlighting the role of animal agriculture in climate change.
In September of 2011, Mr. Gore's "Climate Reality Project" spent a lot of time reiterating what most of us already know, that climate change is real and we need to do something about it now! Yet there no mention of the impact of animal agriculture in climate change and that by eliminating animal foods from their diet people can make a great and an immediate impact in the fight against climate change.
While it is easy to criticize Mr. Gore on his lack of attention in this matter, we cannot give up on him. As he writes of the political system, we say of him, "it is not so far gone that" he doesn't have to "pay attention to persistent, engaged and committed individuals."
To that end we have devised a plan to get his attention. Welcome to Operation Missing Link.
There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. - Al Gore