Ruby Rose Just Asked Fans To Go Vegan To Combat Climate Change

The Orange is the New Black star encouraged fans to adopt a plant-based, animal-free diet to prevent climate change from worsening.

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Model, DJ, and star of the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black, Ruby Rose has recently urged fans to pay attention to their plates so they might play a role in combatting climate change. On Twitter, the actress directly responded to President Donald Trump signing an executive order which will basically undo former president Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

“Trump changes to Climate change today have you feeling ill?? May I suggest turning vegan or at least vegetarian? We can be the change,” the artist wrote.

The plan mandated that states should reduce their carbon emission output from existing power plants by 32% of their 2005 levels by 2030. It might take approximately one year for the effects of the executive order to fall into place, but it is likely that easing the emissions limits will increase the amount of greenhouse gas production and, in effect, propel climate change which the majority of scientists agree is a very real concern. In fact, a few studies now suggest that every single species on the planet has been affected by the effects of humanity’s unsustainable actions. 

A recent effect of President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency to overhaul the Clean Power Plan is that staff members at The Office of International Climate and Clean Energy have been instructed to refrain from using the words “climate change,” “emissions reductions,” and “Paris Agreement,” reports Politico.

Obviously distressed by the recent news, as many environmental activists are, Rose took to Twitter to encourage her 1.3 million followers to “be the change” they want to see and care about not only their plates and their health but the planet.

Considering cows produce 18% more greenhouse gases than all of the transportation sector combined, 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef, and 3/4 of the world’s fisheries are exploited or depleted – which may result in fish-less oceans by 2048, the advice Rose has shared is valid. Fortunately, a vegan diet can be both incredibly tasty and satiating nowadays; additionally, the plant-based diet is known to decrease one’s risk of developing common diseases of affluence, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Click here to learn more.

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