James Cameron wants you to eat all the plants to stop global warming

posted at 10:01 am on July 5, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Remember, this is the same guy who dove to the bottom of Challenger Deep, so he probably knows something about, er… something. Apparently, one of the next big projects for James Cameron has nothing to do with 100 year old wrecks or ten foot tall blue people who plug their pony tails into their dragons. The director and his wife are ready to convince all of you to eat nothing but plants. For your health? Not just that… it’s also to stop global warming, of course.

Film director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, an actor and model, are planning a global campaign to persuade people to move towards a plant-only diet (where no animals or animal products are consumed) in order to sharply reduce global carbon emissions and improve their health…

“The project will include many different modes of communication that will reach as many different demographics as we possibly can from children to 90-year-olds. We want to bring awareness around the connection between livestock production and our environment to leave the planet a better place for our future generations to grow up in.”…

As they delved further into the subject, they recognised that the meat and dairy industry is also the elephant in the room when it comes to climate change.

I suppose this is a topic that’s drawing all sorts of attention around the world. Cameron is no doubt interested in the results of a recent study from across the pond with the rather unfortunate name, Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK.

The production of animal-based foods is associated with higher greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than plant-based foods. The objective of this study was to estimate the difference in dietary GHG emissions between self-selected meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK. Subjects were participants in the EPIC-Oxford cohort study. The diets of 2,041 vegans, 15,751 vegetarians, 8,123 fish-eaters and 29,589 meat-eaters aged 20–79 were assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire…

In conclusion, dietary GHG emissions in self-selected meat-eaters are approximately twice as high as those in vegans. It is likely that reductions in meat consumption would lead to reductions in dietary GHG emissions.

Throughout the summary of the study results, the authors stubbornly refuse to hone in on the one detail that I’m sure we’re all wondering. Are they talking about the average carbon output from beef farming when divided by the number of people who eat steak? Because both the title and the descriptions in the following paragraph make it sound like they’re measuring the personal, er… gaseous emissions of the meat eaters in the study.

I know the climate warriors are a dedicated bunch and can find an angle to tie climate change into virtually every discussion, but this may have been a bit above and beyond the call here. I mean, who is it that was doing the “measuring” of these “emissions” and how was that managed? Inquiring minds want to know! (Okay… most of us probably don’t, actually.)


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Shooting plants is not much fun.

Mark1971 on July 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Ironically, shooting fruit IS a lot of fun.

Take some no-longer-good-to-eat apples, oranges, grapefruit, etc out behind the barn and blast away. “Fun with Fruit and Firearms”, I call it.

Yeah ok, it doesn’t take all that much to amuse me…

climbnjump on July 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

It’s interesting how few women comment when the subject turns to flatulence.

celtic warrior on July 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

First Redford, and now Cameron, who says Hollywood doesn’t do comedies anymore?

Thomas More on July 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

…in order to sharply reduce global carbon emissions and improve their health…

“The project will include many different modes of communication that will reach as many different demographics as we possibly can from children to 90-year-olds. We want to bring awareness around the connection between livestock production and our environment to leave the planet a better place for our future generations to grow up in.”…

 
Fair enough. Let’s say you’re wildly successful and 10% of those who hear your idea embrace it.
 
Can we get an estimate of how much cradle-to-grave carbon emissions that will save?
 
Then can we get a similar life cycle estimate for carbon produced by one of your films? You know, shipping your movie worldwide, the lights used at individual theaters, the energy used to pop the popcorn, run the registers, the emissions required for climate control in the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of theaters across the nation, world, etc.?
 
Don’t forget, cradle-to-grave requires you to account for the carbon produced in everything related to your movie, from the creation of the cameras to production/disposal of brake fluid in the taxis used to transport X% of your customers to the theaters, the oil in the popcorn cookers, the transportation of the popcorn oil, the production/transport of the cokes, the production/transport of the CO2 for the cokes, the CO2 in the cokes, the gas used by the family loading up in their SUVs, average miles driven to and from the theater, the emissions produced by the water treatment plant serving the theaters’ faucets, spigots, toilets,fuel spent by semi trucks and ships for DVD distribution, average miles driven by families to Walmart to buy your DVD, emissions from TV sets playing your DVD, average number of times watched, whether it’s peak or off-peak, etc.
 
Everything. The carbon is being used because of your film, so account for it all. From the explosions to the Swedish Fish. All of it.
 
I’m not even going to suggest you give up your jets, mansions, notoriously polluting ocean going vessels, submarines, etc., or consider the pollution created just from the staff that maintains all of your stuff driving back and forth, using the heat/AC, etc.
 
All I’m suggesting is that if you stop making movies you’ve done thousands of times the environmental good that could possibly be accomplished by a few teenage girls no longer eating meat in public.
 
That’s not really an option, though, is it? It’s different, right?

rogerb on July 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Ignorance is a dangerous thing. This morning on F&F, during a clip about a cougar in a backyard tree being tranked and then killed, Tucker yelled why. If the cat was old, had bad or no teeth, diseased or arthritic, then euthanizing it was the proper ending. The cat invaded the suburbs because it could no long support itself in the wild. They love dogs, cats and small children. These Hollywood types like Cameron must really feel bad about themselves since they live in a make believe world and make a ton of money there.

Kissmygrits on July 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Crap like this is going on, Jazz

It’s called Dictatorship.

Now back away from the coddled eggs and scotch and write.

wolly4321 on July 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

We are in it and it’s just going to get worse until the GOP or the governors stand up. Obummer is acting completely lawless! He has released violent criminals from jail and onto our streets and now he’s shipping illegals from the border to all over America. He’s not going to stop! This will freaking continue for the next 2 years.

We are under a dictator. No one can say we’re not. He’s not obeying the laws. He’s making up his own laws and pretty soon congress is going to be irrelevant. So what if they issue subpenas.. who is going to enforce them?

He’s gutting our military, he is in the process of eliminating our nuclear deterrent, he’s wrecked our economy and destroyed our standing in the world! The only thing he’s consistent at is attacking American freedom.

I’m going to make a prediction…. but it’s based on this.. if things continue as they have thus far it will be just a matter of time before Obama begins arresting members of congress or locking them behind closed doors in the White House until they submit to his will. Because the more he is ignored and allowed to be a law unto himself.. the more defiant and powerful he will become.

JellyToast on July 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Film director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, an actor and model, are planning a global campaign to persuade people to move towards a plant-only diet (where no animals or animal products are consumed) in order to sharply reduce global carbon emissions and improve their health…

When the b*tch gives up her shoe collection and wipes her arse with a fig tree then I might listen.

Right now I’m too busy grilling a nice sirloin and deciding just how to double the size of my carbon footprint.

Bubba Redneck on July 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM

But..but the consumption of only plants means an incremental global gain in the growth and production of plants. Anybody who knows plants as well the the knowledgeable liberal kook realizes that, by day plants are our friends liberating oxygen in copious amounts. But, at night, these sneaky green “bastards” turn into murderous “Mr Hydes” choking the planet with countless tons of poisonous carbon dioxide.

Rise up fellow liberals and save our fair planet by stripping it of all vegetation. Leave– no tree uncut..no bush unburned..no vegetable unvanquished. And the news gets even better, without plants animals cannot survive which means the destruction of all carbon defiling humans.

Devoid of all plant and animal life a contented planet can abide in eternal coolness.

MaiDee on July 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

“Beans, beans, the magical fruit! The more you eat, the more you toot!”–Bart Simpson

Newtie and the Beauty on July 5, 2014 at 1:09 PM

So, the idea to reduce carbon dioxide is to eat *more* of the living things that actually pull CO2 out of the air? o.O

GWB on July 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Dunno if it’s been said, but plants metabolise carbon dioxide and release oxygen, libwit dumbass. It’s the reverse of oxidative respiration. If there were no plants, or even measurably fewer of them, that would upset the balance of nature in ways that humans could not possibly fathom. So GFY, James Cameron.

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:12 PM

So, the idea to reduce carbon dioxide is to eat *more* of the living things that actually pull CO2 out of the air? o.O

GWB on July 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Dammit. I was within a minute of you. :P

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Dear James:

For the 4th I smoked a 17lb beef brisket.
Tonight, it will be bacon cheeseburgers.
Sunday, will be grilled ribeyes. So, FU James, we may even go to Dairy Queen for dessert.

Wallythedog on July 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Dear James:

For the 4th I smoked a 17lb beef brisket.
Tonight, it will be bacon cheeseburgers.
Sunday, will be grilled ribeyes. So, FU James, we may even go to Dairy Queen for dessert.

Wallythedog on July 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

There’s this charming little place in my hometown. I recommend it if you ever get up this way.

http://revivalribs.americahomelandrevival.us/

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:16 PM

The First Amendment gives us all the ability to show the world exactly how stupid we are.

Exhibit A: James Cameron

Exhibit B: Every other Libtard

I rest my case.

Bubba Redneck on July 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Bubba Redneck on July 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Bigot./

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Neither he nor his wife look particularly healthy in recent pictures. Oh, and he’s been eating meat his whole life. His wife only converted him sometime in the last two years. Crackpots.

Esaus Message on July 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Neither he nor his wife look particularly healthy in recent pictures. Oh, and he’s been eating meat his whole life. His wife only converted him sometime in the last two years. Crackpots.

Esaus Message on July 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Can you say “anorexia,” kids?

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Does he not realize that it is the plants that convert carbon dioxide, i.e., carbon emissions, into oxygen?

EdmundBurke247 on July 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Does he not realize that it is the plants that convert carbon dioxide, i.e., carbon emissions, into oxygen?

EdmundBurke247 on July 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I don’t think most environmentalists realize this, or care. It’s about what’s fashionable, not what’s right.

gryphon202 on July 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

But plants are a form of carbon sequestration.

Eating them just puts the carbon back into the cycle of active use much faster.

Really, you much rather leave plants just where they are… this is like saying that burning forests is a good way to stop deforestation.

ajacksonian on July 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

I have to go BBQ some chickens.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

It is my understanding that vegetarians are more flatulent than meat eaters.

Just saying.

southsideironworks on July 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

James is going to marry every woman and tie his “mate for life” ponytail to very one. No butter for my popcorn at his next movie… Kidding… Not going to see his next movie… “Dancing With Smurfs” cured me.

2Tru2Tru on July 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

James is going to marry every woman and tie his “mate for life” ponytail to every one. No butter for my popcorn at his next movie… Kidding… Not going to see his next movie… “Dancing With Smurfs” cured me.

2Tru2Tru on July 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Oops.

2Tru2Tru on July 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Many folks here have already pointed out the idiocy of eating the planets CO scrubbers.

I don’t have the link at the moment, but I found a legitimate scientific paper through PubMed, where the author stated flat out that there is NO reason why an adult human needs to eat any carbs at all in their diet. We are designed to do quite well on an intake of strictly protein and fat. (Ketosis is good for you, ketoacidosis is something completely different, and can kill. A carbohydrate-less diet will have you living in ketosis, and your body is designed for that. When you wake up in the morning, having not eaten for 8 or 9 hours, that’s what your system is naturally doing.)

Add in that many of us are finding that our arthritis symptoms are progressively less the fewer carbohydrates we ingest. (I’ve also found I don’t sunburn as easily.) I can always tell when I’ve gone much over 100g in a day (which is still pretty high) because my knees, elbows, toes, and fingers are incredibly stiff and swollen the next morning. There was an English explorer type who lived with the Inuit for 18 months over a century ago, and lived on a diet of strictly seals and fish the whole time. He came home to England healthier than when he had left.

LibraryGryffon on July 5, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I am so glad that I don’t watch this hanyack’s movies. Was Dances with Smurfs any good? I didn’t see it.

Theophile on July 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Avafart. Camerons latest stroke of genius.

BL@KBIRD on July 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I have to go BBQ some chickens.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

+1!

–wait, don’t misunderstand me. I mean, plus one. As in, I want one. As in, My kingdom for a proper chicken at this moment.

. . . And now I’m making rumbling noises.

I swear. Some of you people are just pains in the ass.

<–Man goes shopping.

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Here’s an idea you hypocrite James Cameron. Sell your huge mansions and all your cars or planes you may have.

sadsushi on July 5, 2014 at 2:21 PM

It’s interesting how few women comment when the subject turns to flatulence.

celtic warrior on July 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

.
I’ve got my own ‘hybrid’ word for that : … “fartulance

listens2glenn on July 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

James Cameron… ( said in a haughty French scent)….I fart in your general direction….and your mother smells of elderberries!

I sincerely wish these liberal misguided Hollywood types would STHU and mind their own Effing business.
Their insufferable hubris to think they can tell the rest of us what and what not we should do, eat, buy, cherish etc. has gone beyond the pale. They all forget one important thing, they too put their pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us; and they too will die and decay like all other meat eaters on this planet, no amount of vegetables and plants will prevent this or any other problem on this grand planet. Earth WILL go on, we will not!

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 2:59 PM

For all the talk about reducing GHG, the focus is on reducing CO2, when 98% of GHG is water vapor. With over 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by oceans, it is physically impossible to control the #1 source of GHG. So why are we getting our panties in a knot over cow farts and such, when CO2 levels are but a small fraction of the make-up of GHG? We could cut world CO2 emissions in half and it wouldn’t have any affect on GHG levels.

The entire carbon based Global Warming/Climate Change movement is a hoax. There have been thousands of periods of global warming and global cooling and man had absolutely nothing to do with any of them. There are so many variables involved (solar activity, clouds, volcanic eruptions, etc)’ that no computer model can accurately predict the future climate.

We need to simply stop spending billions on something we have no control over and let Mother Nature do her thing. All the evidence points to natural climate cycles. Almost all the computer models (developed with a desired outcome) have proven to be wrong. So why are we bothering? Except to attempt to increase government control over another aspect of our lives.

GAlpha10 on July 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

It’s interesting how few women comment when the subject turns to flatulence.

celtic warrior on July 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Au’Contraire. Farts are funnier than hell !
Some of my favorite scenes in movies ,the one I just quoted from The Holy a Grail .
The fart scene in Blazing Saddles.
Whoopy cushions are a ” gas” :O
And fart machines are a laugh a minute when put to use on unsuspecting passerby’s.

In full disclosure , I’m a women. :P

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

B…but, James! What about this?

PatriotGal2257 on July 5, 2014 at 3:13 PM

You know all that plant based diet, and eating plant based beans causes more flatulence than any amount of meat!
Yeah, go meat! I’m eating a big juicy steak tonight, yummy!
More BS from Hollywood idiots. Plants need CO2 to covert and produce O2 without which we all will die!
Ugh the stupidly is overwhelming, I thought the movie Idiocracy was a farce but crap it is coming true.:(
But plants need Brondo.

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

JellyToast on July 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM
You are so right! I don’t think we can survive this man’s dictatorship…it will either end badly for us or him.

Bakokitty on July 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM

When formulating his “we should all go vegan to cut greenhouse gas emissions,” I gather Cameron didn’t consider that beans are plants.

Zumkopf on July 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I’ll start listening to the hypocrites when they start advocating for the extermination of all large animals. Start with the whales and elephants, then work our way down to crocs, horses and cows.

If they can get behind that common sense preventive measure, then we’ll know they are serious.

Of course they also need to come out strongly in favor building thousands of new nuclear power plants.

If they do these two simple things, then we still may think they are deranged, but at least we’ll know they are serious and not just playing political power games.

fadetogray on July 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Who is this bozo and why do I care. God made the animals less than us for a reason. I will have a steak when I want so bite me.

crosshugger on July 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Axe on July 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

yes, you do. I’ve worked out this marinade with some olive oil, a dash of apple cider vinegar and a combination of Smoky Chipotle and Sweet Mesquite rubs. I throw them on a hot grill to get them criped up and then cut the heat down some to grill them slowly.

Come on down. The beers on ice.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

criped = crisped.

trigon on July 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

What these people won’t tell you is that eventually they’ll use this as a reason to start culling the herd.

Depopulation is number one on their agenda. If they could get away with it they’d regulate who could have children.

darwin on July 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Ha ha, what at ‘tard this guy just be: “I’m rich, so my science opinions matter!”

Tard on July 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

What did plants ever do to you James?… :/

snoozinglion on July 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I’m one of the few people I know who never saw Avatar.

The trailers were agony.

A Chair of Some Kind on July 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Sideline idiots like this are not even worth talking about.

Diluculo on July 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Bad news for vegetarians! Plants can ‘hear’ themselves being eaten – and become defensive when attacked

Wow, losers!

Schadenfreude on July 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I also didn’t know Suzy Amis was Cameron’s wife.

…I believe her fame resides in her stellar accomplishment of being the absolute worst part of ‘The Usual Suspects’, does it not?

Her looks and behavior tell me all I need know about Cameron’s taste and sensibilities.

a5minmajor on July 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I’m one of the few people I know who never saw Avatar.

The trailers were agony.

A Chair of Some Kind on July 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I’m with you. I had to take my 6-yo nephew to watch it (I made the mistake to promise him) but we got seats on the last raw in the cinema and I slept through most of it, the rest of the time I txted . Most idiotic, formulaic, environ agit prop claptrap I have ever (not) seen in my life. Just because it’s all blue, doesn’t mean it has any value.

jimver on July 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Bacon.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Bacon.

hawkdriver on July 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Best comment I’ve seen in days. I’ll have two, please.

John the Libertarian on July 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Hey…I want bacon too!

As for Environmental Hypocrite extraordinaire … here you go.

Jaibones on July 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM

There must be an inverse relationship between wisdom and celebrity.
The only one who is believably telling us how hot it is going to get is …er…Miley Cyrus.

Don L on July 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Bad news for vegetarians! Plants can ‘hear’ themselves being eaten – and become defensive when attacked

Maybe we can pay planned parenthood to protect those plants?

Don L on July 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM

I know this is an old thread, but I won’t tolerate being told what to do by an egomaniacal show person and his latest disposable wife, a couple whose carbon footprint is at least 10x the size of mine.

If he wants to try to run ranching families like mine out of business he can go to he!!. We do more for wildlife habitat and preserving watershed than he will ever accomplish.

It’s just like a mega wealthy Dem to make things worse for the middle and working classes.

juliesa on July 6, 2014 at 10:03 AM

..ah hah! A modern day Eull Gibbons! Wouldn’t he (Cameron) run afoul of these fruit loops?

(Hat tip to another meat-eating, eructing Hot Gasser for dredging the latter link up on another post.)

The War Planner on July 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM

No. “They” hate us in reality. They believe the earth is their domain and we’re spoiling it. One only has to look at the hsitory of progressives to understand how much they view us as a pestilence. If they ever get the power they want we’ll see their true selves.

darwin on July 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Absolutely correct. Read a GREAT ARTICLE that explained the differences between the thought processes of liberals and conservatives. Well worth the read!

dominigan on July 6, 2014 at 4:03 PM

I guess he flunked Biology 101. Plants consume CO2 and produce oxygen.

Sounds like he took a bend on blew a microchip.

NoPain on July 6, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Gee, I long for the good ol’ days when Mr. Cameron was a filmmaker first and foremost, focused on entertainment & making money.

The first signs of him starting to mentally slip was in “The Abyss” with that overly-smug civilian telling the military officer, “Looks like you guys might be out of a job.” That didn’t sit well with me, but I was willing to look past it until “Avatar” arrived. God, could Cameron be any more paper-thin superficial with this overtly anti-military/pro-hippie Phantom-Menace-on-steroids crap? At that point, I had enough. No more paying for Cameron products ever.

Now, Mr. Cameron is perfectly free to express his opinions. It’s still a free country (well, partially-free these days, I suppose). I also have the equal right to completely ignore his free-speech opinions.

What I loathe is that Mr. Cameron & his low-information-ilk won’t sit still for just preaching their re-hashed hippie-gospel to those us that aren’t interested. If I refuse to worship Mother Gaia like Mr. Cameron clearly demands that I do, will he use the power of the U.N. to punish me? Odds are good that he would.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have several triple-cheeseburgers, meat-lover’s pizzas, and chicken sandwiches calling my name.

SnarkySam on July 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Froot Loops.

John the Libertarian on July 7, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Didn’t someone make a short video showing how much carbon Cameron puts out with his movies, his homes, his fleet of SUVs, limos, trucks, his hobbies, etc? it was hilarious.

Blake on July 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I’ll stop eating meat as soon as Cameron reduces his personal carbon footprint to the size of mine.

Over50 on July 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I agree with Cameron on this one.

Everyone should stop eating meat. That way the price will come down and I will be able to afford to eat more meat.

Thanks James, my wallet appreciates it.

strickler on July 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM

These people view humans as a disease.
They want us to be miserable, not reproduce and die as soon as possible.
They, of course, view themselves as the chosen few, who deserve to live in luxury forever on a planet untarnished by the unwashed masses.
Their ilk is more dangerous than they appear. Just look at the true pain, suffering and death caused by the imbecile Rachel Carson and her absurd, yet successful, campaign against DDT.

justltl on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

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