Jane Fonda steps up climate fight as part of ‘Fire Drill Friday’

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda held her eighth consecutive “Fire Drill Friday” protest on Capitol Hill this week, where she was seen on livestream calling on Americans to reform the agricultural sector and change their eating habits to help stop climate change.

“We have to very seriously understand the impacts of cattle ranching on climate and cut back or completely eliminate eating meat. We don’t need it every day or at all,” Fonda said.

Fonda started “Fire Drill Fridays” in October and modeled it on Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” campaign. The protest series is scheduled to run for 14 consecutive weeks.

Fonda said the agriculture sector should be transformed on the model laid out in the Green New Deal, a proposal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).