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Responding to the Global Environmental Crisis - Green Eggs and Traffic Jams - 046

By Jeff Manildi & Allen O'Brien

How do we have a meaningful response to the global environmental crisis? Jeff, Mona and Allen wade through a challenging question this week. From their own skepticisms and personal journeys in relating ethically to the earth, they discuss pandas, waste, animal agriculture, calorie costs, and oceans. They try to wrap their minds around the impact we all have as creatures and consumers within larger global ecosystems. The episode concludes with one of the silliest Knowin’ Jemonen segments yet, where the hosts argue about which animal each person would be if they were an animal.   Conversation on Global Environmental Crisis (00:26) Knowin’ Jemonen Segment (48:29) RELEVANT LINKS   From Our Global Environmental Crisis Conversation “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” - Quote from G.K. Chesterton Laudato Si - Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and human ecology Reconciling Scripture with Science – EVILution – 003 (Irenicast Episode) Light Pollution by Andrew Fraknoi (aritcle)   Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy by Gary Paul Nabhan (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link) How Pandas May Be Eating Their Way to Extinction (article) Here's Why All the Bees Are Dying by Tim McDonnell (article) The Sneezing Baby Panda (YouTube Video) Toilet paper and deforestation (article) Livestock’s Long Shadow (UN report) -- “More greenhouse gases than transportation” TO BETTER PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT FROM ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS (EPA Report) -- “runoff accounts for half of all water pollution” Facts on Animal Farming and the Environment (One Green Planet article) -- “nearly half of all water in the United States goes to raising animals” Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) -- “11 calories of fossil fuels per calorie of protein” Is Meat Eating Sustainable? (World Watch Insititute article) -- “one pound of meat uses water equal to six months of showering” THE ETHICAL MEAT EATER: Can Carnivores Adopt A Moral High Ground? (America’s Test Kitchen Podcast Episode) Fertilizer and nitrogen issues Ocean Acidity (article)   Helpful Links Not Mentioned Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link) THANK YOU Thank you to Mike Golin for our intro and outro music.  Check out his band Soulwise. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Thank you for supporting the podcast!  Your ratings, reviews and feedback are not only encouraging to us personally, but they help others find the show.  If you appreciate the content we provide please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.   Join our conversations on faith and culture by interacting with us through the following links:   Read Us on our blog An Irenicon Email Us at Follow Us on Twitter and Google+ Like Us on Facebook Listen to Us on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud and TuneIn Speak to Us on our Feedback Page See Us on Instagram Love Us

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