Santos was interesting. First, who knew there was a significant mountain range between Rio & Sao Paulo? Even having flown this route many times, I was surprised by the size and extent of the range which we drove over.
My talk on biofuels, industrial agriculture and climate change was well-received in an odd but increasingly common way. Though I mentioned animal treatment only tangentially and concentrated on the massive pollution and climate change culpability of factory farming, 90% of the questions and comments I received dwelt on animal treatment and even animal rights.
This has happened to me in various countries and at various times. The more I emphasize environmental externalities relating to animal treatment, the more audience members want to focus on (and critique) animal treatment. I´m still working on the proper response to this phenomenon and welcome your thoughts.
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