Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About ItBy Anonymous on April 7, 2010 - 3:14pm
Newly published, this book takes us to an every greater understanding of our role in climate change and what each of us can do to combat it. Here is a preview from the Take a Bite website:
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, by Anna Lappe, picks up the conversation her mother started in Diet for a Small Planet. The book exposes the links between our food system and the climate crisis, and offers ideas and inspiration for creating a sustainable food system.
The era of climate-change deniers may (almost) be behind us, but a new battle has just begun. As we grapple with global warming, we will face increasing controversies over which industries are most responsible for the greenhouse gases of most concern and which actions and policies will most help us mitigate the crisis. In these heated debates, the food industry has–so far–managed to stay out of the climate-change hot seat. Most of us don’t think about our lunch when we think about global warming.
Yet, the food system is responsible for as much as one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are particularly alarming because the food sector is the biggest driver behind methane and nitrous oxide emissions, which have global warming effects many times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
In her third book, Diet for a Hot Planet, Lappe plunges into the heart of this era’s newest food fight with a simple message: if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food.