It’s Labor Day, So It Must Be Time For Warmists To Whine About The Carbon Footprint Of Cooking Out

It’s a holiday, which is simply an extra excuse for members of the Cult of Climastrology to complain about how bad it makes your carbon footprint from something we do which causes vast carbon pollution.

And, yes, it starts out even dumber than you would expect

As your neighbors fire up their barbecues this Independence Day, the most popular day in America to grill, they won’t just send the scent of tri-tip or grilled corn over the fence in your direction—they’ll also send smoke. As my colleague Kiera Butler wrote about here, even the “cleanest” gas grills emit pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every hour they’re used. So how many emissions can we expect from dinner barbecues on the 4th?

Except, that smoke is not carbon dioxide. CO2, or, “carbon pollution”, as unhinged nutters call it, is an odorless, colorless gas.

Roughly eighty percent of American households own barbecues or smokers,according to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association. Let’s say all 92.5 million of them decide to grill on Saturday. A 2013 study by HPBA found that 61 percent of users opted for gas grills, 42 percent for charcoal, and 10 percent for electric (some respondents had multiple grills). If that reflected all households across the United States, and each household used its grill for an hour on the 4th of July, then we’d get a calculation like this:

(56.425M gas grills*5.6 pounds of CO2) + (38.85M charcoal grills*11 pounds CO2) + (9.25M electric grills*15 pounds CO2 ) = 882 million pounds of CO2

That’s roughly as many emissions as burning 2145 railcars of coal, or running one coal-fired power plant for a month.

Only people with serious mental issues would even think to research and write this. But, then, we are talking about the Cult of Climastrology.

But let’s be honest—no one wants to give up summer grilling, and these emissions stats probably won’t convince your neighbor to turn off the barbecue. You might instead offer up ideas on recipes with ingredients that are friendlier to the planet—like these 4 veggie burgers that don’t suck.

No, all veggie burgers suck. And, let’s be honest, Warmists shouldn’t worry about hounding their neighbors about their grilling habits, they should take the opportunity to change their own habits and not only give up grilling, but all things that create carbon pollution. Go carbon neutral. It’s amazing that I’ve pretty much been writing that for over a decade, yet, Warmists seem no closer to practicing what they preach then when they first established the Cult of Climastrology.

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9 Responses to “It’s Labor Day, So It Must Be Time For Warmists To Whine About The Carbon Footprint Of Cooking Out”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Except, that smoke is not carbon dioxide. CO2, or, “carbon pollution”, as unhinged nutters call it, is an odorless, colorless gas.

    A distinction without a difference. The emissions from burning propane (C3H8) in oxygen are CO2 and H2O.

    You’re an unhinged nutter.

    Go carbon neutral. It’s amazing that I’ve pretty much been writing that for over a decade, yet, Warmists seem no closer to practicing what they preach

    Good job, teachie, good job.

    Only people with serious mental issues would even think to research and write this

    And here you are writing about it…

  2. john says:

    Teach haven’t those “warmists” been able to reduce our carbon footprint as a nation?

  3. Jeffery says:

    Teach:

    Your article is over a year old.

  4. The Neon Madman says:

    “No, all veggie burgers suck”

    Truth. Thanks for fighting against the forces of the darkness (or should I say “dorkness”), Teach. Have an excellent holiday.

  5. Jeffery says:

    One thing on which we, liberals and conservatives alike, can all agree is that veggie burgers suck!

    The link is about turkey burgers but the sentiment is the same. Beef + fire = good. The incomparable Ron Swanson:

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ron+swanson+burger+cook-off&&view=detail&mid=2D24E5B6CB65EF8C25832D24E5B6CB65EF8C2583&rvsmid=2D24E5B6CB65EF8C25832D24E5B6CB65EF8C2583&fsscr=0&FORM=VDMCNL

  6. JGlanton says:

    My personal idea of a grilling sin is to grill the protein outside, while using the stove.to steam or sautee veggies and or the oven to bake something on the side. It’s possible to use coal, gas, and electricity to cook one meal. I only grill with lump hardwood charcoal and I like to figure out how to cook the entire meal over one fire whether it needs searing , steaming, sauteeing, roasting, smoking, or baking. Sitting outside cooking with fire and having a cocktail or beer is my idea of therapy and no leftist weenie busybody is going to take that away.

  7. Dana says:

    My darling bride bought a nice charcoal grill for us a few summers ago, and it’s held up well. Not only shall we be using it to grill out burgers later this afternoon, but it’s being used on our new back deck, which required dozens of trees to be cut down and sawn into lumber to build.

  8. jl says:

    No , John- probably more due to fracking which many warmunists are against and has nothing to do with the federal government.

  9. o0Nighthawk0o says:

    I did my part. I smoked a 10Lb pork butt. Took about 8 hours of constant burning of charcoal and wood to get it done.

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