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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

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Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

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Kip Andersen (co-director), Keegan Kuhn (co-director)

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Kip Andersen (co-writer), Keegan Kuhn (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Lisa Agabian ... Herself - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Manucher Alemi ... Himself - CA Dept. Water Resources, Chief, Water Use and Efficiency Branch
Lindsey Allen ... Herself - Rainforest Action Network, Executive Director
Kip Andersen ... Himself - Film Co-Director
Will Anderson ... Himself - Greenpeace Alaska Founder, Former Board of Directors Greenpeace USA
Marji Beach ... Herself - Animal Place, Education Director
Marcus Benedetti ... Himself - Clover-Stornetta Dairy, President
Shane Bernardo ... Himself - Earthworks Urban Farm, Outreach Coordinator
Michael Besancon ... Himself - Former Whole Foods Market Executive
Deniz Bolbol ... Herself - American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Ethan Brown ... Himself - Beyond Meat, Plant-Based Meat
Heather Cooley ... Herself - Pacific Institute, Water Program Co-Director
Al Gore ... Himself - Former U.S. Vice President / Climate Change Activist (archive footage)
Kamyar Guivetchi ... Himself - CA Dept. Water Resources, Statewide Integrated Water Management
Bruce Hamilton ... Himself - Sierra Club, Deputy Executive Director
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The World's largest environmental organizations are failing to address the single most destructive force facing the planet today. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

15 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

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Co-director Kip Andersen became obsessed with (saving) the environment after seeing Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), eventually leading up to this documentary. See more »

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Himself (Sierra Club): The world's climate scientists tell us that the highest safe level of emissions would be around 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are already at 400. They tell us that the sort of savest we could hope to do without having perilous implications - as far as drought, famine, human conflict major, species extinction - would be about 2°C increase in temperature. We're rapidly approaching that, and with all the CO2 that's already in the atmosphere we're easily going exceed that. So, ...
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The Most Motivating Documentary Of All Time
3 November 2014 | by pspdfoundationSee all my reviews

Be prepared to get blown away by the SHOCKING truth that world leaders, charities and even the BIGGEST environmental organizations don't have the courage or willpower to address.

Chickens, turkeys pigs and cows are collectively the LARGEST producers of methane in the U.S... Methane is 20x more powerful at trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

The meat, egg and dairy industries produce 65% of the worldwide nitrous oxide emissions... Nitrus oxide is 300x more powerful at trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere than carbon dioxide...

What does this mean? Well... Regardless of the fact that most agree we 'could and should' be powering the world with solar within the next 10 years, all of our attempts to burn less fuel, install solar panels, use less water, recycle, drive hybrid etc. etc. etc. are shocking diversions away from the far far FAR more relevant environmental hazards that are inherent to the way the meat industry is operating today...

Whether you believe in climate change or not, this movie will appeal to everyone who enjoys learning about powerful institutions being dishonest and misleading to the public in order to protect profits. And after watching this movie it becomes clear that those 'promoting' the climate change train of thought are not BEING HONEST about the true causes and sources of green house gasses! Another great thing about this movie is the clever animation cuts that offer the viewers not only a great experience but also chance to end up feeling much more knowledgeable with some new seriously interesting facts! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. HIGHLY RELEVANT.


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