About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Whiplash

Reading my social media feed, I'm left with two impressions:

1. Veganism is taking over the world.
2. We're all about to die on a burned-up planet.

Of course, neither is true. Per-capita consumption of animals has never been higher. And despite everything that has happened in billions of years, life has never been wiped out on Earth.

I understand how attractive it is to believe a simple narrative. But simple narratives almost never lead to real-world progress.

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