Former Vice President Al Gore has accepted an inconvenient truth: animal agriculture is one of the primary contributors to global warming. Just last week, word got out that Gore is now vegan. The news was released in a Forbes article, and the Washington Post followed up the tip by finding “an individual familiar with Gore’s decision” to confirm the claim.
The research is clear: one of the single most important actions each one of us can take to reduce our environmental impact is to choose plant-based foods. After all, “livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems,” according to the 2006 United Nations’ report Livestock’s Long Shadow.