Good Grief: Fireworks Sales Slump In Germany On ‘Climate Change’ Fears

How soon till the German government bans fireworks, much like beach bonfires have been banned in many areas in the People’s Republik Of California?

German fireworks sales fizzle on climate anxiety

Pyrotechnic-mad Germany loves to see in the New Year with a bang but concerns about climate change have prompted several major retailers to take fireworks off the shelves this year, local media said Friday.

“The fireworks last for an hour, but we want to protect animals and have clean air 365 days a year,” said Uli Budnik, who runs several REWE supermarkets in the Dortmund area that have stopped selling fireworks.

One of the country’s main DIY chains, Hornbach, last month announced it was too late to stop this year’s order but that it would ban pyrotechnics from 2020.

Rival chain Bauhaus said it would be rethinking its fireworks offerings next year “in view of the environment”, while franchise owners of a string of Edeka supermarkets have already removed them from their stores.

Environmentalists have cheered the trend, which would have once been unthinkable in a country where revellers famously fire off huge amounts of pyrotechnics from their lawns and balconies every New Year’s Eve.

It caps a year marked by heightened climate awareness following massive “Fridays for Future” demonstrations and a summer of record-high temperatures and severe droughts.

But, what does this all have to do with anthropogenic climate change?

Germany’s fireworks festivities release some 5,000 tonnes of fine particulate matter into the air on a single night — equivalent to about two months of road traffic, according to federal environment agency UBA.

Fine dust particulate matter is a major contributor to air pollution and is harmful to both human and animal health.

So, fireworks can have a negative effect on health and the environment: what the heck does this have to do with climate? It’s like they just throw in ‘climate change’ for the hell of it. Or because they are cult disciples, who have to link everything to their cult.

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26 Responses to “Good Grief: Fireworks Sales Slump In Germany On ‘Climate Change’ Fears”

  1. Kye says:

    I figure just about every productive activity we humans do can have a negative effect on health and the environment. Or is that the point? Wipe out mankind, solve man made global warming? Sounds like their policy.

    Trump 2020 keep the ball rolling

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Talk about a nothingburger. This sounds like the kind of outcome TEACH actually promotes – private citizens deciding how to spend their own money.

    TEACH lets fly at Germans because he denies the role of CO2 in global warming.

    American ally, Saudi Arabia, recently banned bonfires.

    And us small town oldtimers remember when we used to burn our rubbish in 55 gal drums, but that was banned in most residential areas decades ago.

    • formwiz says:

      Talk about a nothingburger. This sounds like the kind of outcome TEACH actually promotes – private citizens deciding how to spend their own money.

      TEACH lets fly at Germans because he denies the role of CO2 in global warming.

      He’s smarter than the Krauts, and having woke chain owners decide what’s good for the public isn’t letting private citizens decide how to spend their own money.

      American ally, Saudi Arabia, recently banned bonfires.

      Not a lot of shrubbery there. We ban fies in dry areas, too.

      And us small town oldtimers remember when we used to burn our rubbish in 55 gal drums, but that was banned in most residential areas decades ago.

      And here you want us to believe you live in St Lou.

      Small town? More like small time.

      And banning burning your trash was the work of the environuts.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Teach isn’t as smart as a 16 yr old Swedish girl with Asberger’s! And Small Time Wiz, Teach is smarter than you.

        And here you want us to believe you live in St Lou (sic).

        Sometimes people move. I’m an Ozark hillbilly. Phenix, catfishing, Walnut Grove, Sac River, Red Foley, Brenda Lee, Ozark Jubilee, James River, KWTO, Branson, Presley’s Country Jubilee etc.

        The word is “fires” not “fies”. Annoying, isn’t it?

        • formwiz says:

          Teach isn’t as smart as a 16 yr old Swedish girl with Asberger’s! And Small Time Wiz, Teach is smarter than you.

          He sees through her, as the world has. Snippi Longstocking has made an ass of herself with her posturing.

          So much for how smart she is. And Asberger’s is just the latest hokum about why kids shouldn’t be allowed to be disciplined.

          Sometimes people move. I’m an Ozark hillbilly. Phenix, catfishing, Walnut Grove, Sac River, Red Foley, Brenda Lee, Ozark Jubilee, James River, KWTO, Branson, Presley’s Country Jubilee etc.

          Sure.

          You used to hang out with white folks on de Mississpissi cookin’ up a mees o catfish wid Becky Lou.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re mentally ill and a liar.

            The Mississippi is not close to Phenix, Walnut Grove, Springfield etc, you sociopathic moron.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Should gov’t force private businesses to sell whatever customers want??

        • Dana says:

          Like a homosexual ‘wedding’ cake? Wasn’t that something you wanted to do?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re confused. The stores in Germany didn’t refuse sales to only Christians, Blacks, Muslims or heteros. The proper comparison would be if the bakeries stopped selling wedding cakes altogether, which would be noncontroversial. Nice try, though.

        • formwiz says:

          You mean like health insurance?

    • Dana says:

      I still burn some of our trash. Mostly wood scraps that I don’t want to pay to have dumped, and when we get a lot of paper trash, I’ll use that — along with drain oil — to get the fire going.

  3. Kye says:

    First of all, banning trash fires in residential areas was banned because it is a fire hazard not because of phony warming you silly rabbit. Secondly, having you ability to buy fireworks cut off by someone else does not fall under the “private citizens deciding how to spend their own money” category. Which is why Teach “lets fly” at Germans.
    The bonfires were stopped “due to public safety concerns” the newspaper Sabq reported, not because of co2.

    What do bonfires in Saudi Arabia have to do with fireworks in Germany anyway?

    Trump 2020 Let’s celebrate with fireworks!

    • formwiz says:

      Depends on where you were.

      In many places, fire hazard was minimal, especially if you had a burner.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      So?

      And again you call it “phony warming”. Have you reevaluated your stance since yesterday?

      And some stores stopped selling fireworks. Go to another store. That’s how markets work, you silly rabbit.

      • Kye says:

        “And again you call it “phony warming”. Have you reevaluated your stance since yesterday?”

        What does it take to get you to understand my “stance” is that there is warming and there is cooling? I just don’t think humans make that much difference. It may very well be warming right now but after hundreds of false claims by “experts” over the past 50 years I won’t believe it till I see it. Like you are with God!

        Have you reevaluated whether a male who cuts his dick and nuts off and declares “I’m a woman” is really a woman yet? I think you should reevaluate that before you worry about what we are reevaluating.

        Trump 2020 Wait for the BOOM!

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Kye,

          Why do you care how a fellow human describes him or herself?

          Does that seem on the same scale as to whether we’re getting close to experience runaway heating? You and others spread disinformation regarding warming, so it’s useful that you change your position daily.

          Is warming phony or is it real?

          • formwiz says:

            Of course, it’s phony. That you support it is evidence of that.

            Why do you care how a fellow human describes him or herself?

            Fuhrer, Duce, First Secretary, Emperor; “humans” call themselves all kinds of things. In many cases, those things do harm to society and other people.

            Does that seem on the same scale as to whether we’re getting close to experience runaway heating? You and others spread disinformation regarding warming, so it’s useful that you change your position daily.

            When it’s a dodge to install a dictatorial regime, yeah, it does.

            No we spread facts, you spread fertilizer.

      • formwiz says:

        No, it’s getting colder. So it’s phony.

        And, when a country’s largest chains collaborate (ooohhhh, that word), it can be kinda tough.

        That’s how monopolies work, you silly ass.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Your doppelganger Wiz says the bans were because of “environuts”, not fire safety.

      • Dana says:

        And your doppelganger Jethro told us that “tRump will not be president at the end of 2019. Believe me. Mark my word. You tRumpitistas are whistling past the graveyard, and we all understand why. Your hero has committed felonies.”

        Just 1½ days left to go!

  4. formwiz says:

    You’re confused. The stores in Germany didn’t refuse sales to only Christians, Blacks, Muslims or heteros. The proper comparison would be if the bakeries stopped selling wedding cakes altogether, which would be noncontroversial. Nice try, though.

    No, people were being persecuted for their convictions. We have rights in this country to protect that.

    That’s the comparison. Queers targeting Christians to bring unjust law down on them doesn’t negate their rights.

    But that’s what you want.

  5. Joe says:

    Hell, since I cannot have fire works ,I’m going to roll burning tires down the sand dunes. A little Diesel in them to get things started and the fun begins.

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