Rachel Krantz, head writer for Mercy for Animals, addressed the issue in an article entitled An Inconvenient Sequel Doesn’t Talk About Animal Agriculture—and That’s Absurd.
Krantz bumped into actor James Cromwell at a screening of the movie.
He said: “Besides the damage it does to the atmosphere from methane release, and the terrible torment of the animals, it is destroying us spiritually.
“You eat one hamburger and have no idea of the process that led to that one hamburger, how many animals suffered, how much waste, what it does to us, and what it does to the planet.”
Krantz says: “He’s right. We aren’t serious enough about the impact our diet has on the environment, despite overwhelming evidence. For instance, to produce one hamburger takes as much water as two months’ worth of showering.”
She goes on to write: “An Inconvenient Truth failed to address this, and people have been wondering whether the sequel would make up for it, particularly since it again stars Al Gore, who himself went vegan after realizing the connection between animal agriculture and global warming.
“Unfortunately, as James Cromwell and I were about to find out, the sequel likewise failed. And that’s truly disappointing.
“Instead, too much of the new documentary was devoted to spotlighting former Vice President Gore as a leader, rather than informing viewers about the many concrete actions they can take to limit their carbon footprint, like adopting a plant-based diet.”
Since release, the documentary has let many people down for failing to show the main cause of the current environmental damage.