Food is Climate with Author Glen Merzer

''The ability to breathe is being threatened by the fact that so many people around the world eat animals.'' - Glen Merzer

According to Glen Merzer, Al Gore needs to step it up. The comedian-turned-screenwriter has authored several books that center around the plant-based diet and its many benefits.

Merzer’s first works focused on health after collaborating with Howard Lyman to write “Mad Cowboy.”

In more recent years, Merzer has turned his attention toward animal agriculture and its disastrous effects on climate change. His newest release—”Food Is Climate—” stresses the fact that world leaders, corporations, and most individuals aren't doing enough.

They’re not going plant-based, and the planet cannot breathe because of it. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly greenhouse gases are or how eating animals specifically contributes to climate change, this conversation is for you.

Merzer has done his research, and it’s evident: we’re not fighting against science, we’re fighting against a culture ingrained in animal foods.

✅ What we discuss in this episode:
- Glen’s latest book, “Food Is Climate”
- Writing “Mad Cowboy” with Howard Lyman
- How the plant-based diet affects the climate crisis
- Why public figures are afraid to talk about animal agriculture
-Understanding how greenhouse gases affect climate
- Health benefits of plant-based foods
- How to bring about systemic change
- Science versus culture
- Follow Glen on Instagram @glenmerzer
- Use code SWITCH at for 25% off your Maxine’s Heavenly cookie order!

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