If the aliens can’t help us, maybe vegans can (although I’m not sure they exist either). Last week PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wrote a letter to Al Gore advising him that his film missed the single most effective way to help end global warming, which would be going on a strict vegan diet. They cited a 2006 United Nations report which claimed that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all of the cars and trucks in the world combined, concluding that the meat industry is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” PETA went on to offer to cook Al Gore a faux fried chicken dinner, because, they say “you just can't be a meat-eating environmentalist.” (Peta.org)

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