12/10/2010 12:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Laurie David On 'Parker Spitzer': 'Modern Life Is Tearing Us Apart'

In her recent interview on "Parker Spitzer," producer, author, and environmental activist Laurie David discussed her newest book and her fight to raise awareness about global warming.

In David's new book, "The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal At A Time," she stresses the importance of eating meals together as a family. "Modern life is tearing us apart," David says, imploring that the ritual of sitting down to regular meals can improve a myriad of areas in our lives and relationships. David has dinner with her children every night, noting that the routine it is especially important for families separated by divorce, saying "the conversation is just as important as the food."

In addition to having family dinners every single night, David has many achievements in environmental activism, including producing the 2006 Academy Award winner, "An Inconvenient Truth."

David admits that she is upset by how little progress is being made toward confronting global warming, but realizes that it is not an easy battle. "I just think the forces against change are so strong, so rich, so powerful, so organized, and they're continuing to keep the public confused and misinformed about this issue," she says.

David expresses concern over the growing trend of Republicans who dismiss the scientific evidence of global warming. She says that she doesn't understand "when science became something you believe in," noting that "facts are facts."

However, David remains hopeful that change will come soon. She tells Parker and Spitzer, "Because I'm an environmentalist, I'm an optimist," and hopes that Obama has a strategy just around the corner to propel environmental progress forward.