Skip to comments.Christmas Dinner Causes Global Warming
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 , 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  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?
First, I was told I was starving Ethiopeans.
Now I'm killing the planet.
Well good. I hated this planet anyways.
I’m fixing prime rib for Christmas dinner. There won’t be anything leftover to rot in a landfill.
I say another total lunatic bunkum ( from a group called Do Something? Ha!) study.
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?
Me too - table for 8. And lot’s of bubbly so the CO2 from the champagne destroys the ozone layer........
“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!
“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.
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...
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.
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.
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
“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.
I’m waiting for the inevitable:
“Being a Christian causes Global Warming.”
My Christmas dinner is killing the planet?? I never knew casserole, ham, pasta and wine were dangerous to the planet.
What about breathless reporting about global warming? Does that cause global warming? If I kill an environmentalist, can I claim his carbon allotment?
This report doesnt take into account all the pigs, cattle and turkeys we are stopping from farting.
More potatoes, please....
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.
No mention of Hanukkah, Festivus or Kwanzaa? I wonder why.
...and how many animals die in the wild each year? That’s gotta make a stink!
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!!!
Let us Do Something. Let us expel our gases toward Jon Dee.
Merry Christmas Freepers and their families.
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!
Guess I need to throw another key on the fire.
"Diverse" holidays don't cause global warming, silly. Only Christian holidays do.
I am shivering just thinking about it. . . .
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.
Shouldn’t these Fundamentalist Environmentalists commit suicide to eliminate their footprint? Talk about a win-win!
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like leftover turkey sandwiches. Leftover tofurkey, however, is landfill fodder for sure.
We’ve had snow for 2 weeks, chow down fast!
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.
How about wasted breath in the media, government and schools about a fraudulent theory of global warming?
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.
This just in— all life on Earth causes the destruction of the planet. It was better off as just a rock.
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.
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.
I always believed the global warming nuts were Scrooges.
Al Gore hasn’t missed any meals lately.
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.
Who would have thought that the creation of a new world religion would end up being so easy to accomplish with so little bloodshed?
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.
Publishing Global Warming stories causes Global Warming....