With Trump As President, It’s More Important Than Ever To Go Vegan

For many people in the U.S. — and across the globe — recent political events have left the future looking ominous, indeed. Things seem more uncertain than ever, and there’s no shortage of important issues competing for our attention and concern.

But our biggest collective threat (by far) is climate change. If our planet heats to an excessive temperature, there’s no escaping the consequences; even the one percenters won’t have anywhere to go.

This is the only earth we have, and Mars is far from ready for colonization.

Scientists predict that if the earth’s temperature continues to rise, humans (and other species on the earth) will face an array of ecological horrors, from large-scale drought to oppressive heat waves to massive flooding. Certain areas of the planet are likely to become uninhabitable, and some predict climate wars (violent uprisings caused by the changing global landscape) will dominate our future.

Despite this imminent threat to all life on earth, one of President Trump’s first actions after taking office was to remove the pages on climate change from the White House website. It appears that the fight to save the planet is not an urgent priority for this administration.

Meanwhile, scientists say immediate action is necessary in order to stem the rising tide of temperature and avoid catastrophic consequences; we can’t afford to wait four years for a new administration. The first six months of 2016 was the warmest half-year on record, and evidence mounts that a crisis is looming.

Given a lack of leadership on the issue, taking action is up to each of us. Luckily, there’s a lot we can do on our own to insure a better future.