Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eat Up, Everyone: Christmas Feasts Now 'Contributing to Climate Change'

Really, it doesn't get any dumber than this. I thought the nonsense about Christmas lights was stupid enough, but this tops it.
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.
I wish these nattering nabobs would be more consistent. In one breath we keep hearing how hungry people are, now they're whining that too much food is being squandered. While that may be so in some cases, can we please stop turning everything into a story about this mythical climate change?

If Jon Dee wants to Do Something, how about shutting the hell up and letting people enjoy Christmas?

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