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Christmas Dinner Causes Global Warming
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Posted on 12/25/2008 10:00:21 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Christmas Dinner Causes Global Warming By Noel Sheppard Created 2008-12-25 12:31

First it's Christmas lights [0], now it's Christmas dinner...causing global warming.

Yep. People who cook more than their guests will eat and throw the food away are destroying the planet.

I'm not kidding.

ABCNews.com in Australia reported [1] the following absurdity on Christmas Eve:

Wasted food at Christmas time is now being highlighted as an environmental problem.

Jon Dee, the chairman of Do Something, says gases from leftover food rotting in landfill are 20 times more potent than the carbon pollution from car exhausts.

Mr Dee says there are simple ways to avoid over-catering at Christmas and damaging the environment.

"Australians waste more than 3 million tonnes of food every year and of course a lot of that food is wasted at Christmas," he said.

Okay, I'll bite: if "gases from leftover food rotting in landfill are 20 times more potent than the carbon pollution from car exhausts," why are we worried about carbon pollution from car exhaust? Or from coal-fired power plants?

Now, add in all the methane being released from cows, bogs, and wetlands across the planet, and the fact that methane is a signficantly more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and hasn't this article pointed out the extraordinary absurdity in the entire anthropogenic global warming myth?


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KEYWORDS: agw; antichristmas; christmas; envirowhackos; globalwarming
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Well there you have it folks....
1 posted on 12/25/2008 10:00:22 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Wasted food at Christmas time is now being highlighted as an environmental problem.

First, I was told I was starving Ethiopeans.

Now I'm killing the planet.

Well good. I hated this planet anyways.

2 posted on 12/25/2008 10:01:47 AM PST by Lazamataz (Illegal Zombies: Just Eating the Brains that Ordinary Americans Won't Eat)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m fixing prime rib for Christmas dinner. There won’t be anything leftover to rot in a landfill.


3 posted on 12/25/2008 10:01:55 AM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (So many books, so little time!)
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To: Sub-Driver; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; ...



Beam me to Planet Gore !

4 posted on 12/25/2008 10:02:00 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Sub-Driver
I see the mentally ill are getting some extra access to the press on a slow news day.
5 posted on 12/25/2008 10:03:52 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't know about the Aussies wasting food but Christmas dinner in our household means thanking the Lord for the blessings and not having to cook for a week since we eat all the leftovers.

I say another total lunatic bunkum ( from a group called Do Something? Ha!) study.

6 posted on 12/25/2008 10:04:46 AM PST by A message
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To: Sub-Driver; NormsRevenge; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOP_Raider; JulieRNR21; ExTexasRedhead

I hate to send this on Christmas Day, but the Radical Left has gone from merely destructive to absurdly destructive.

What will they think of next?


7 posted on 12/25/2008 10:07:15 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (If greed is a virtue, than corporate socialism is conservative)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

Me too - table for 8. And lot’s of bubbly so the CO2 from the champagne destroys the ozone layer........


8 posted on 12/25/2008 10:11:28 AM PST by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Jon Dee, the chairman of Do Something, says gases from leftover food rotting in landfill are 20 times more potent than the carbon pollution from car exhausts.”
This idiot belongs in a landfill. Merry Christmas Freepers!


9 posted on 12/25/2008 10:12:46 AM PST by dainbramaged (the Tree of Liberty needs watering)
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To: Lazamataz

“First, I was told I was starving Ethiopeans.”

Which was always a crock. If you didn’t spend your money on uneaqten food, you’d have just spent it on something else. The starving Ethiopeans wouldn’t have gained in either case. Unless, that is, you decided to spend your earnings on starving people, which is always an option. However, people don’t work very hard or consistently to benefit others. Sorry, that’s how the world works.


10 posted on 12/25/2008 10:12:48 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard an ad on a local radio news station (serious ad) about not passing gas inside the home as it’s dangerous to newborns and pets. I couldn’t remember the web site unfortunately. I was curious if they mentioned “global warming” as a reason...


11 posted on 12/25/2008 10:14:51 AM PST by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Well, at least we'll probably get another holiday out of the deal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You are all wrong. Another post on this forum says we will be losing all our money and the food stuffs will disappear. So eat up because in a few months there will be no food and the Earth will right itself again.


12 posted on 12/25/2008 10:16:22 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: Sub-Driver

If I pitch it over the back fence, there won’t be anything but shards of foil in the morning.

Obviously not enough people with a back fence to pitch it over.


13 posted on 12/25/2008 10:17:24 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually, humans living on earth are a major clause of the so-called global warming...assuming global population of 5 billion

5x10^9 x 120 watts per human = 600 billion watts
5x10^9 x 400 BTU per human =2000 billion BTUs

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http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/pubs/cbd/cbd102_e.html

“The human body maintains a basic minimum rate of heat production at about 250 Btu/hr during sleep, the heat equivalent of about 75 watts, and about 400 Btu/hr (120 watts) when awake but sedentary. As bodily activity increases, the rate of oxidation of food, with its attendant release of energy, must increase. The level of heat production for light work will be about 650 Btu/hr (190 watts), the extreme value for heavy work, about 2400 Btu/hr (700 watts).”

Hope that helps.

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14 posted on 12/25/2008 10:19:45 AM PST by thinking
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m waiting for the inevitable:

“Being a Christian causes Global Warming.”


15 posted on 12/25/2008 10:21:03 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sub-Driver

My Christmas dinner is killing the planet?? I never knew casserole, ham, pasta and wine were dangerous to the planet.


16 posted on 12/25/2008 10:21:34 AM PST by max americana
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To: Sub-Driver

What about breathless reporting about global warming? Does that cause global warming? If I kill an environmentalist, can I claim his carbon allotment?


17 posted on 12/25/2008 10:28:06 AM PST by MichiganConservative (You are a slave. The government is your owner and master. For many slaves, it is also their god.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
When is the knuckle dragging public going to start to realize the fraud that is anthropogenic global warming? I get a sense that the pendulum is starting to swing in the direction of sanity. I can't be sure because it's just a feeling that I have.

I've always thought AGW (anthropogenic global warming) was BS but most of my friends and relatives believe in it. They are "sheeple" as one radio talk show host would say. The propaganda behind AGW is so great and the people who are invested in it will never admit that they are wrong. It would take glaciers consuming the Norther United States to change the minds of these people. And I'm not even sure that would work for some.
18 posted on 12/25/2008 10:29:37 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This report doesnt take into account all the pigs, cattle and turkeys we are stopping from farting.


19 posted on 12/25/2008 10:32:37 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

More potatoes, please....


20 posted on 12/25/2008 10:35:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Aut Pax Aut Bellum; All

You see it’s not all the rotting food that is causing the problem, it is all the rotting bowels and their nasty methane. Eat yogurt with live cultures and that problem goes away. Cured my husband who once emptied an entire railway depot, and on another occasion chased all the hounds out of a hunting cabin.


21 posted on 12/25/2008 10:40:00 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Sub-Driver; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33; MurryMom
Christmas Dinner Causes Global Warming

No mention of Hanukkah, Festivus or Kwanzaa? I wonder why.

22 posted on 12/25/2008 10:42:44 AM PST by Libloather (December is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver

...and how many animals die in the wild each year? That’s gotta make a stink!


23 posted on 12/25/2008 10:43:38 AM PST by houeto (Material abundance without character is the path to destruction. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver
LOL, but Hanukkah and Ramadan do not?
24 posted on 12/25/2008 10:44:01 AM PST by television is just wrong (this is hysterical.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Lies, Lies and more Lies from the Communist environmentalist idiots.
25 posted on 12/25/2008 10:45:47 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: Sub-Driver

In six months, it’ll be:

CHRISTIANITY CAUSES GLOBAL WARMING!!!

(It’s probably their intent to eliminate religion while they’re at it...)

MERRY CHRISTMAS, and CLEAN YOUR PLATE!!!


26 posted on 12/25/2008 10:45:49 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let us Do Something. Let us expel our gases toward Jon Dee.

Merry Christmas Freepers and their families.


27 posted on 12/25/2008 10:51:53 AM PST by certrtwngnut (go to you tube @see screw the state of n.j.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Sub-Driver; BurbankKarl; JennysCool
What will they think of next?

just saw this on tv this morning: SFO will be instituting a kiosk in 2009 for certfied carbon credit purchases, with a computer program designed to calculate the deadliness of the flight you're about to take.

kewl! It'll be fun to watch people giving money to unaccounted-for "charities" at the airport!

link


28 posted on 12/25/2008 10:56:22 AM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess I need to throw another key on the fire.


29 posted on 12/25/2008 10:57:44 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Did you see this post yesterday about Christmas lights harming 'the planet'??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2154064/posts

30 posted on 12/25/2008 11:03:12 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Libloather
No mention of Hanukkah, Festivus or Kwanzaa? I wonder why.

"Diverse" holidays don't cause global warming, silly. Only Christian holidays do.

31 posted on 12/25/2008 11:07:32 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Sub-Driver
THANK GOD FOR GLOBAL WARMING
Has anybody thought how cold it would be if it wern't for Global Warming?

I am shivering just thinking about it. . . .

32 posted on 12/25/2008 11:13:59 AM PST by DeaconRed (I will not work, I will bang on the drum all day (Todd Rundgren) till they stop giving away our $ $)
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To: Sub-Driver

utter nonsense


33 posted on 12/25/2008 11:16:49 AM PST by siamesecats
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To: Sub-Driver

Good thing it happens during the cold time of year then. Looking at the weather map we could do with some global warming, it’s nasty out there.


34 posted on 12/25/2008 11:17:41 AM PST by dilvish
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To: Voter#537
Below zero here with lots of "dependents" flying in...

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35 posted on 12/25/2008 11:17:44 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t these Fundamentalist Environmentalists commit suicide to eliminate their footprint? Talk about a win-win!

Merry Christmas


36 posted on 12/25/2008 11:18:11 AM PST by bray (Gov Palin isn't corrupt enough for DC)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like leftover turkey sandwiches. Leftover tofurkey, however, is landfill fodder for sure.


37 posted on 12/25/2008 11:24:01 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ve had snow for 2 weeks, chow down fast!

Merry Christmas


38 posted on 12/25/2008 11:24:52 AM PST by bray (Gov Palin isn't corrupt enough for DC)
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To: Aut Pax Aut Bellum
I heard an ad on a local radio news station (serious ad) about not passing gas inside the home as it’s dangerous to newborns and pets.

There's one on TV like that...it's a non smoking ad. I don't know if the one you heard is the same thing.

39 posted on 12/25/2008 11:34:26 AM PST by Krodg
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To: Sub-Driver

How about wasted breath in the media, government and schools about a fraudulent theory of global warming?


40 posted on 12/25/2008 11:43:52 AM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Mr JOHN DEE sets an example by not eating on Christmas day. He can cut his portions down every day for that matter and send them to Africa.
I’m sure food matters much more in Africa and the carbon footprint getting the extra food there is insignificant.


41 posted on 12/25/2008 11:49:46 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This just in— all life on Earth causes the destruction of the planet. It was better off as just a rock.


42 posted on 12/25/2008 11:53:09 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

I am also making a garlic herb and pepper crusted rib roast. I just hope we have enough. The kids are definite carnivores and I forgot the horseradish.


43 posted on 12/25/2008 11:54:24 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Sub-Driver

The remarkable thing about this fictional worry (remarkable to the liberals) is that in all of 2008 my family has not thrown away any food at all. Nothing goes bad in our refrigitator because we have multiple teenagers. No one takes more on their plate than they want because they know they are welcome to take seconds and thirds after a modest first serving. As for Christmas, it’s not about stuffing our faces - we’re Christian and today is about thanking God for the greatest gift of all.


44 posted on 12/25/2008 12:02:48 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: Sub-Driver

I always believed the global warming nuts were Scrooges.


45 posted on 12/25/2008 12:05:49 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: lainie

Al Gore hasn’t missed any meals lately.


46 posted on 12/25/2008 12:07:05 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow, a commie-traitor two-fer: Attack Christians AND hammer home global-warming hokum at the same time!

We could make a game of this. What other commie-taitor two-fers can fellow Freepers dream up? Such as, apple pie is racist?... Because George Washington couldn't tell a lie about the cherry tree, and George Washington was white... Oh, and apples are related to cherries.

Come to think of it, commie-traitor rats do this two-fer crap all the time. We should, too. Never attack only on one front.

47 posted on 12/25/2008 12:15:15 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Sub-Driver

Who would have thought that the creation of a new world religion would end up being so easy to accomplish with so little bloodshed?


48 posted on 12/25/2008 12:26:41 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think the eco-nuts are having some kind of contest to see who can say the stupidest thing and have it picked up by the MSM. This might be the winner.


49 posted on 12/25/2008 12:36:16 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Sub-Driver
Christmas Dinner Causes Global Warming

Publishing Global Warming stories causes Global Warming....

50 posted on 12/25/2008 12:38:42 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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