Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Why liberals shouldn't listen to environmentalists

Via Chris Lynch (who you really should read every day), we get a glimpse into just how much that environmentalists "know" to be true is malarky:
We also need to consider the wider environmental impact of our bag choices. A 2018 study by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food looked not just at plastic waste, but also at climate-change damage, ozone depletion, human toxicity and other indicators. It found you must reuse an organic cotton shopping bag 20,000 times before it will have less climate damage than a plastic bag.
Damn Danes.  They're as bad as Ronald Reagan with his "trees pollute" view.  If only they'd become more enlightened and Democratic Socialist and such, like environmentalists or Scandinavians.

Oh, wait ...

Why do liberals use reusable shopping bags?  Because they want to help solve the problem.  Everyone has told them that they're helping.  But what they're doing is making the problem 20,000 times worse.

It's almost like the world is complex and chaotic and there are few simple solutions.

The linked article is filled with this sort of thing.

This is not to blame liberals for wanting to help solve the problem.  It's pointing out that the biggest problem that we face is not what we don't know, but rather what we are certain is true even though it isn't.  Especially when it's fed to us by people who get paid to feed it to us.  [**cough** professional environmentalists **cough**]


Old NFO said...

Funny thing, all those 'reusable' bags are contaminated with multiple nasty bacteria... And that was five years ago! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/06/reusable-grocery-bag-germs/4341739/

Beans said...

I had this discussion with the local ex-meth lady bernie-supporter. I got her to admit she supported banning plastic products because she doesn't like seeing them scattered around as litter.

I pointed out all the good things of plastic, and that all the litter she sees is from litterers. And that maybe we (the People) need to concentrate on the people who litter, and not on the innocent plastic product that is actually saving the environment.

I swear, her head tilted to the side, she mumbled "Norman coordinate" and smoke came out of her ears.

I then really baked her noodle, as she just got her voting rights back (thanks, dems in Florida for voting to restore carte-blanche voting rights to felons, you jerks,) by suggesting that she look up the reading information for people who are trying to become legal citizens as to American Civics and American History. A week later she came to me and started making semi-intelligent questions about politics.

I really need to grow a Snidely Whiplash mustache...

Aesop said...

Thanks for the memebait!


McChuck said...

Liberals should ignore environmentalists.
Everybody should ignore liberals.

Will said...

If you think only people who show up with their own bags have to worry about bacterial contamination, guess again.

Talking about this with a grocery clerk, I was told that the store required them to load customer supplied bags. She said that it was common for them to be obviously dirty with human waste products, judging by sight and smell!

So, the clerks hands/gloves, the cash register, the money, and the countertop, are now a threat to you from cross contamination.

F'ing liberal loony-tune "environmentalists".