圖爲DiCaprio 穿着World Oceans Day Tee,並非近照

大家都希望有多些像Leonardo DiCaprio 的現世英雄。

DiCaprio 跟兩名慈善家上月成立關注氣候問題的環保組織 – Earth Alliance。現在組織捐出500萬美元協助緩解亞馬遜大火的問題,並幫助當地原住民。

他亦公開呼籲 — 爲了亞馬遜和地球氣候,大家少吃牛肉,甚或不吃。還要做一個有覺悟的消費者,積極支持那些負環境責任的公司。


在資訊橫流又情緒主導的潮流,堅守任何一個立場,都總難免惹來相反立場的極端敵意。不難想像Leonardo 的立場也會有好些人不欣賞,包括認爲自己吃什麼不容他人干涉的人們。


如果有意響應少吃牛肉,但又覺得一時間不易做到;一個比較輕鬆的起步點,是不吃加工牛肉。進食加工肉類對心臟健康非常壞,着緊表現的運動員更應該積極避免。

Harvard 的研究,每日多吃約85克的加工肉,就高42%機率出現心臟問題,加工肉也大幅增加糖尿病和癌症的風險。


在環保責任負擔的問題上,有好些人抱持某種消極心態,認爲「富人都沒有出他們能出的力,幹嗎要求我來出力?」我是認同觀察 (富人沒出應出之力),但不認同推演。意思是,我也可以說「富人沒出力,我怎能不出力?」說到底,富人(以至任何其他人)的決定,其實跟自己的行爲正確性並無關係。

這是個複雜而極多細節的議題,一同多閱讀多關注。

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