Hooray! You Can Fast To Stop Climate Change Typhoons!

It’s all so simple

(Yahoo News) Could fasting once a month make a difference when it comes to climate change? That’s the question behind a growing global movement coalescing around the hashtag #fastfortheclimate.

Remember Typhoon Haiyan? The colossal superstorm, by some estimates the largest typhoon ever to make landfall, decimated parts of the Philippines last November. Although it left more than 6,000 dead and displaced millions, for a lot of us the tragedy passed like these things often do: A flurry of heartbreaking reports and terrible images for a few days, only to disappear from the headlines and slip into a kind of half-forgotten memory.

Is this reminding anyone of a pesudo-religion? Fasting, then linking a typhoon to the issue behind the reason to fast.

“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home, and with my brother, who has not had food for the last three days,” Sano went on, “I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate.”

That was Yeb Sano, the head of the Philippines delegation, who took a fossil fueled flight to Warsaw for the UN IPCC Conference On The Parties last year. Seriously, these people think they can change the climate by not eating for a day once a month (which most won’t do, even though they’ll flog the hashtag). Much like they hold their “Earth Hour” once a year, and turn a few lights off.

This is also one of those 1st World Problems. Those in 3rd world shitholes developing nations would be happy to take that food, as well as live half as well as those in even the Philippines live.

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6 Responses to “Hooray! You Can Fast To Stop Climate Change Typhoons!”

  1. Bob says:

    I’ll start fasting the very minute that chubby porker Al Gore does.

  2. Blick says:

    Real life solutions for individuals to take to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions are missing from the whole anthropomorphic global warming story. An individual must reduce their lifestyle and use alternate solutions that complicate their life. My list of things to attempt:

    Reducing the amount of cooking and refrigeration by eating raw foods. fruits, vegetables, nuts, the more locally grown the better — think farmers market. Give up Foreign foods (for USA) coffee, tea, bananas, kiwi, etc. The longer the distance a food travels the higher the fossil fuel cost. Give up most meats and processed foods. No more eating out. No more cut flowers grown in and flown from a foreign country.

    Give up alcoholic drinks, carbonated drinks, fruit drinks, ice drinks, ice cream and desserts in general. Chocolate and coconut are foreign foods.

    Give up electrical kitchen appliances — toaster, blender, electric knife, coffee grinder, garbage disposal,coffee perk electric can opener.

    Reduce the number of electrical entertainment devices. reduce the number of electric clocks, give up electric blankets, electric toothbrushes, electric shavers, blow dryers and curling irons. Eliminate power tools in the shop. Eliminate battery powered toys and entertainment. (bicycle to the library)

    Get and use a bicycle for shopping and work. Or better yet — walk.

    No more recreational travel. Reduce work travel by using teleconferencing and the electronic media.

    Reduce heating and use higher cooling temps on thermostat. 68 for heating 77 degrees F. for cooling, should do nicely. Open windows when weather is nice.

    Reduce hot water demand. take cold showers. wash clothes on cold water and use a clothes line to dry. eliminate dishwasher. reduce use of paper towels and paper napkins use cloth ones instead.

    if you have space– garden, eliminate grass areas with rock or paver landscaping. Learn
    to grow and preserve garden foods. Use farmers market.

    Get smaller living quarters to heat and cool and since you have given up all the toys, entertainment and appliances.

    Reduce to minimum all manufactured goods, products, packaging, and transportation. manufacturing takes fossil fuel and the transportation of goods to your location is fossil fueled. Count the carbon cost before buying or doing anything.

    If you have not reduced your personal carbon footprint by doing three-fourths of these things you are not a true AGW believer but just mouthing the party line and a hypocrite.

  3. Better_Late_Than_Gumball says:

    Conference On The Parties

    Can I get in on that gig.. I want to be an international man of parties. Pay me to organize, plan, and host parties. Then plan to plan for parties. We can have a party while we try to think up how to plan for another party!!!

    So, he claims his brother is starving for going 3 days without food…. and yet his reason for doing a short fast is…. for future climate. He doesn’t care about his brother starving, but he really wants to make an impression upon his fellow delegate. He’s doing this in the hopes of increasing his status in the UN, so he can get a raise or better office.

    And, I’m sure that he could probably afford to go a few days without all that high caloric american tax-payer paid-for food.

    Now only if the UN would get out of the USA.

  4. john says:

    all the hot young chicks with the hard bodies are using too much carbon???? I don’t think so.

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