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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

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 Lisa Agabian ... Herself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)
Manucher Alemi Manucher Alemi ... Himself (Department of Water Resources)
Lindsey Allen Lindsey Allen ... Herself (Rainforest Action Network)
Kip Andersen Kip Andersen ... Himself (co-director)
Will Anderson Will Anderson ... Himself (Greenpeace)
Deniz Bolbol Deniz Bolbol ... Herself (American Wild Horse)
Heather Cooley Heather Cooley ... Herself (Pacific Institute)
Kamyar Guivetchi Kamyar Guivetchi ... Himself (Department of Water Resources)
Bruce Hamilton Bruce Hamilton ... Himself (Sierra Club)
Susan Hartland Susan Hartland ... Herself (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)
Michael Klaper Michael Klaper ... Himself (physician)
Howard Lyman Howard Lyman ... Himself
Demosthenes Maratos Demosthenes Maratos ... Himself (Sustainability Institute)
Chad Nelsen Chad Nelsen ... Himself (Surfrider Foundation)
Ann Notthoff Ann Notthoff ... Herself (Natural Resources Defense Council)
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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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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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Mindblowingly good!
11 January 2015 | by mike-ryan455See all my reviews

You already know the subject, animal husbandry. You all know the thesis - that animal husbandry is simply ecologically unsustainable with our current population numbers.

What Cowspiracy does is take one person through a very personal journey to show just how there is only one course of action that will allow this species to have a reasonable chance of surviving at the current population levels. We can change and adapt and go to a more healthy diet or we can wait for a massive ecological change and have our population levels and civilization crash like so many others have before.

Is it perfect? No, but it is still that good. I wish broadcast TV had the guts to run it. I wish it were played in schools. Unfortunately they never will.


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