Jane Fonda Delivers Powerful Speech As She’s Joined By Iain Armitage, Paul Scheer And More At Latest Climate Change Protest
🔥WATCH LIVE: TODAY, we’re taking action on food justice, agriculture, and the climate emergency!Week 8 of Fire Drill Friday is all about FOOD JUSTICE & AGRICULTURE. Here’s why:Farmers are a climate crisis casualty. They are among the most impacted by the crisis, and also among the most critical to solving it. We are seeing incredible crop losses due to greater weather extremes – more heat, more floods, more droughts, and also due to expanding pest pressures. The food system is also a climate crisis culprit. The food system is responsible for one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions (agribusiness driven deforestation, energy-intensive factory farms, processed food packaging and processing, food waste and transportation, etc.). The industrial food system is dependent on the very fossil fuels that are driving this crisis—and many of the same companies are implicated. As renewables like solar and wind are taking off, energy companies are moving into industrial agriculture, investing ever more into fossil-fuel dependent fertilizer production. Industrial meat is also a huge part of the problem, because so much farmland is being diverted for animal feed and grazing, because factory farms are so energy-intensive, and because ruminants like cattle produce the heat-trapping greenhouse gas methane through digestion. Three-fifths of agricultural land is used for cattle, which provide only 5 percent of the world’s protein.Despite all of this, food and farming is a major part of the climate solution. We can transform how we farm and protect vital regions like rainforests from deforestation. We can reduce emissions and keep carbon on the ground and in the soils – not in the atmosphere. Organic and agroecology farming methods produce healthy, abundant food while building healthy soil, and produce more resilient farms that are better able to withstand extreme weather.Today we are joined by Jane Fonda, Jim Goodman from National Family Farm Coalition, Lindsey Allen from Rainforest Action Network, Iain Armitage, Ricardo Salvador from Union of Concerned Scientists, Gail Taylor from Three Part Harmony Farm, Paul Scheer, and many more!Join us! #FireDrillFriday 🔥
Fire Drill Fridays on Friday, November 29, 2019
Jane Fonda delivered yet another inspirational speech as she joined hundreds of people protesting for a Green New Deal Friday.
Fonda, who has been arrested on numerous occasions over the past month or so, was back on the streets marching as part of the “Fire Drill Friday” protests, with numerous social media videos being posted online.
One Twitter caption read: “We are marching over to the US Capitol steps to put our bodies on the line for food justice, agriculture, a green new deal, and no new fossil fuels #FireDrillFriday.”
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The likes of Iain Armitage, age just 11, and Paul Scheer attended the march alongside Fonda, who has been protesting every Friday against climate inaction near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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Scheer ended up being arrested at the protest, shown in a video posted by Fire Drill Fridays holding his bound wrists in the air before the police led him away.
We’re Live! This Thanksgiving, join Jane Fonda for a family dinner digital teach-in with Vanessa Vadim (Jane’s daughter), Jim Goodman from the National Family Farm Coalition, and Ricardo Salvador to talk about the link between Food, Agriculture, and the Climate.
Fire Drill Fridays on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Fonda recently told
of the climate crisis: “We’re living in a generation where the decisions we make in the next 10 years can be the difference between 100 million people dying or 400 million people dying. These are life-and-death decisions.” Buzzfeed News