04.27.07

China can eat Ben and Jerry’s

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 7:38 pm by Jay

Ha!,  just as I was saying. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070427/ap_on_re_as/china_climate_change 

According to the article:

“China accounted for 15 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in 2000, second only to the United States’ 21 percent, but the fast-growing Chinese economy is expected to surpass the U.S. in emissions in the next couple of years.”

And don’t forget that sneakly Kyoto Protocol they tried to get us to sign a few years back.

“China is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gases, but as a developing nation it is exempt from its mandatory cutbacks.”

What does this have to do with Ben and Jerry’s?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/11/AR2007041102109.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

I love George Will…

“Time magazine’s  Global Warming Survival Guide (April 9), No. 22 says a BMW is less responsible than a Big Mac for climate change….”

“This is because the world meat industry produces 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions….”

“Ben & Jerry’s ice cream might be even more sinister: A gallon of it requires electricity-guzzling refrigeration and four gallons of milk produced by cows that simultaneously produce eight gallons of manure and flatulence with eight gallons of methane. The cows do this while consuming lots of grain and hay, which are cultivated by using tractor fuel, chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, and transported by fuel-consuming trains and trucks.”

The bottom line is that we can trash our Hummers and “Think Green!” all we want but if China, India, Brazil, S. Korea and Mexico are exempt from doing anything the net effect is negative and our savings is insignificant. That is the real world impact.

1 Comment »

  1. b.shapira said,

    April 29, 2007 at 10:15 am

    Biololgy and Botany 101 would explain that most of the talk about global warming due to carbon dioxide buildup is in fact nothing but talk.
    Plants use Co2 in phototsynthesis. The solution to any concern is to plant more trees. The additional co2 toghether with more trees and plants would lead to higher yield of crops enabling us to feed more people worldwide.
    I note that New York will plant 1million trees in the next 10 -15 years. This is a sensible rational approach.

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