Slides to Save Warming Earth

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1 Welcome to Hung Talk Show Presented by: Tran Viet Hung.

Be More Vegetarianto Save The Earth : 

2 Be More Vegetarianto Save The Earth

The facts and figures by Video : 

3 The facts and figures by Video

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The facts and figures by Video : 

5 The facts and figures by Video

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Speaking Figures : 

8 Speaking Figures

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9 Each day about 40,000 children die because of hunger or lack of nutrition Meanwhile, corn and wheat are largely grown to feed livestock (cows, pigs, chickens, etc.) or to produce alcohol.

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10 Over 80 percent of corn and over 95 percent of oats produced in the United States are for feeding livestock. The world’s cattle alone consumes a quantity of food equivalent to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people.

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11 1/3 of the world’s cereal harvest and over 90% of soya is used for animal feed. If the same area is used for the production of eggs, milk or meat, the number of persons fed varies from 5 to 10 A farmer can feed up to 30 persons throughout the year on 1 hectare with vegetables, fruits, cereals and vegetable fats.

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12 Livestock is among the largest source of land & water pollution with nitrates and phosphorus. . Livestock production accounts for 70% of all agricultural land and 30% of the world’s surface land area. Livestock is responsible for 64% of ammonia emissions, which contribute to acid rain.

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13 The livestock accounts for at least 32.6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, or 51 percent of annual worldwide GHG emissions.

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14 Over 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. is used to raise animals for food. To consume 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat.  Only 25 gallons of water to produce a pound of grain. Amount of water needed to produce 1 kg of: Maize………….. 900 L Rice……………. 3 000 L Chicken……….. 3 900 L Pork…………. 4 900 L Beef…………. 15 500 L

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15 Consumption of red meat presents health risks, largely due to its saturated fat and high-protein content: Some types of cancer Heart disease Type 2 diabetes Obesity

FAO asserts: : 

16 FAO asserts: The livestock sector emerges as a very serious environmental problem, at every scale from local to global. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency.

The livestock sector causes: : 

17 The livestock sector causes: land degradation, climate change, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution and loss of biodiversity

The Threats : 

18 The Threats In the near future, when the greenhouse effect becomes severe, all species will suffer.  Millions of people will die, and sea levels will rise and flood cities and land.  Many life-threatening diseases will result, and all species will suffer the consequences.

Threats to Vietnam (Tuoi Tre Newspaper, issued 20 Aug 2009) : 

19 Threats to Vietnam (Tuoi Tre Newspaper, issued 20 Aug 2009) Climate in 1991-2000 is 0.8ºC higher than 1931-1940 in Vietnam. In 2007, 0.8ºC – 1.3ºC higher than 1931-1940 in Vietnam on average.

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20 In the past 50 years, the sea level rises 20cm. The livestock sector receives surprisingly little attention.

Local case study : 

21 Local case study Source: Tuoi Tre Newspaper 2009

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22 Our actions

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23 We have to practice eating in such a way that we can retain  compassion in our hearts. We have to practice eating in such a way that we can retain  compassion in our hearts. We have to eat in mindfulness.

How to become a vegetarian: : 

24 How to become a vegetarian: To practice eating vegetarian meals either for 4 days or 10 days each month. It is not so difficult to stop eating meat, when we know that we are saving the planet by doing so. At meal time, to pick up more vegetables, first 50%, then 70% and 90% and 100%.

Our encouragements: : 

25 Our encouragements: If we can go vegetarian, we will feel a sense of well-being. We will have peace, holy joy, and happiness right from the moment we make this commitment. We will have better health.

Who are vegetarian? : 

26 Who are vegetarian? Brad Pitt Jesus Christ Benard Shaw The Beatles Leonard De Vinci Pierce Brosman Janet Jackson Robert Redford Mark Twain

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27 Sir Paul McCartney sums it all up: "If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty."

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31 heart disease, cancer, obesity, and strokes, These disease are directly linked to meat-based diets. For Your Health

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32 Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America today, and it is caused by the build-up of cholesterol and saturated fat from animal products in our arteries Vegans are approximately one-ninth as likely to be obese as meat-eaters and have a cancer rate that is only 40 percent that of meat-eaters.

Our vows: : 

33 Our vows: Let us take care of our Mother Earth.  Let us take care of all species, including our children and grandchildren. If we stop consuming meat, they will stop producing it.  Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.

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34 What have you been able to do now? changing light bulbs upgrading appliances at home solar panels on the roof switching to a hybrid car Riding a bicycle, instead of a motorbike or a car.

Hotels’ vows : 

35 Hotels’ vows 10 biggest hotel groups in the world directly and indirectly touch 1,000,000,000 people. (Interconti, Wyndham, Marriott, Hilton, Accor, Starwood, Choice, Carlson, Best Western, Global Hyatt) The world’s population in April 2010 is 6.8 billion (US calculation) If all the groups make a vows together, we reduce 1/6 of the global risks above-mentioned.

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36 Eat responsibly! - Hung

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37 For references:

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38 Thank you for your attention.

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