In response to the conspicuous absence of discussion about meat-eating in An Inconvenient Truth, Lisa Day, the vice president of social action and advocacy at Participant Productions, which made the film, told Grist that “what it really boils down to is how much information you can get across in 90 minutes, and what is most compelling.” Are you really gonna tell me that it wouldn’t have been compelling to tell the world about the undeniable connection between diet and global warming? Day notes that she made sure there’s some info on the website for the film. There is. It’s the last item on (the fourth page of) a list of 23 ways you can reduce your impact at home. It’s called “Eat less meat” and is composed of two sentences about methane-belches from cows.
Boy, they really cleared the whole thing up and came down hard on the meat-eaters, eh?