Over the past year or so I became more vegetarian than I’ve ever been. It was a choice I made based on the importance of plant-based diets for mitigating and preventing global warming. I’ve been incredible happy with my choice and now think of myself as a “flexitarian”. I default to eating vegetarian, and when I eat non-vegetarian foods I mainly eat fish. But there are exceptions: one of my very favorite things to eat is the lamb dumplings from Xi'an Famous Foods. I’m drooling a little just thinking about them.
I think a lot about global warming and how it can be prevented through mass action and policy and writing and art. This fall I participated in the Artists and Climate Change Incubator, a week-long intensive for artists whose work engages with climate change and global warming. While individual lifestyle changes (like becoming flexitarian or vegetarian) are meaningless by...
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