“Climate Change 2.0: Chomped if we want it!”

As the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa draws to a close with no significant agreement among governments, a video under development is being posted today (n.b., it is a work in progress) on how individuals can act both to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to reduce atmospheric carbon at dangerously high levels.

“Climate Change 2.0: Chomped it we want it!” is a 3-minute animated video focusing on overlooked impacts of food and agriculture in climate change, and options to address those impacts. It is based analysis first published by the Worldwatch Institute in an article titled “Livestock and Climate Change” which is widely cited, for example by Harvard University, UNESCO, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The video is designed especially for youth and young adults, considering the risk to their future from failures to address climate change, and their generally keen interest in exploring options.

“Climate Change 2.0: Chomped if we want it!” combines online media, music, and animation to raise awareness among viewers of the implications of analysis showing that at least half of human-caused GHGs are attributable to the lifecycle and supply chain of livestock products.

The video’s soundtrack features the Theory of Six Degrees, the youngest band ever to play Glastonbury, the biggest music festival in the world.

See “Climate Change 2.0: Chomped if we want it!” at http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/the-video.html or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXQ5PbpW7lc.

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