Washington Post ClimaHappily Tells You The Carbon Footprint Of Your Thanksgiving

Climate cultists just can’t help themselves

WaPo Accused of Trying to ‘Destroy Thanksgiving Dinner’ After Listing Holiday Foods Alongside Their ‘Climate Impact’

A recent Washington Post essay faced backlash online after listing common Thanksgiving foods and their “climate impact” in order to inform readers which of the festivity’s staples can be consumed “with a clear conscience.”

The Thursday article by food columnist Tamar Haspel, titled “The climate impact of the Thanksgiving meal might surprise you,” begins with the author admitting that “tallying the environmental impact of a holiday feast” does not seem to be in the holiday spirit.

“I know, I know, nobody wants to put ‘climate’ and ‘Thanksgiving’ in the same sentence,” she continues.

Reassuring readers of the “good news” that the mainstays of the meal — poultry and plants — make Thanksgiving “a much more climate-friendly holiday than, say, the burgerfest that is the Fourth of July,” the author then lists typical Thanksgiving dishes alongside “how they stack up, climate-wise.”

They can never just mind their own business

The WP says that most of our Thanksgiving foods are sorta OK for their carbon footprint. Which is interesting, because I could easily go back and look at my posts from previous years and see the unhinged Warmist nutjobs whining about the carbon footprint of Thanksgiving. They are all just such miserable, nagging people.

In response, many slammed the essay’s attempt to push climate “guilt” onto the family-oriented festivity.

“[H]ave you considered the fact that sharing a festive meal with your loved ones might be destroying the world, actually?” wrote Founders Fund Vice President Mike Solana.

No, they really do not care.

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18 Responses to “Washington Post ClimaHappily Tells You The Carbon Footprint Of Your Thanksgiving”

  1. Dana says:

    Thanksgiving dinner will be at my sister-in-law’s home, where the turkey will be baked in an electric oven. However, the sparktricity for te oven will have been generated at a fossil-fuel burning power plant, so the obvious question is: will that be more or less CO2 than if we roasted it here, in our propane-fired range?

    Thew truth? I really don’t care, and I don’t think too much of the Karens who do care.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Happy Thanksgiving dinner is at our energy efficient little house with some 25 relatives! Cousins, second cousins, grandkids, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters… farmer, federal attorney, x-ray tech, doctors, teacher, accountants, students, tech-expert, railroader, chemist, machinist, businesswoman, musicians, car parts distributor, minister… libs, cons (few)… even lesbians… pro-life, pro-choice… cancer survivors (3)… Catholics, lapsed Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans, a Mormon, agnostics, atheists… At least 10 deer hunters and gun owners (rifles, shotguns, pistols, muzzle loaders)! A cross-section of America! But admittedly, no blatant trumpetists.

      This same crewe gets together every summer in the MO Ozarks +/- a few other friends and relatives for a week-long vacation – fishing, swimming, picking and singing, beer drinking, fish-fries, skiing etc. Using boats burning gasoline!!

      We’ll use an electric roaster apart from the electric range being used for pies etc. As backward as Redneck MO is, we have renewables and the Calloway nucular plant!

      And yes, get togethers such as this generate CO2!! But what doesn’t? Everyone does their best.

      Climate change deniers (CCDs) criticize climate realists as hypocrites for emitting even one molecule of CO2! A 50% reduction, a 90% reduction, even a 99% reduction is not good enough! Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Another typical display of Rimjob’s narcissism.

        Hint: Nobody cares about your family of pervs.

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      • Dana says:

        Had you been in the Bluegrass State in 2020, Reichsstatthalter Andy Beshear (NSDAP-KY) would have said that such a gathering was verboten! We, of course, ignored his order.

      • CarolAnn says:

        Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!

        I’d like to point out you are neither perfect nor good by any stretch of the words.

        Climate change fraudsters (CCFs) continue to exploit our resources and our economy to their own ends while denying the fraudulent nature of their religion. It’s time for us normals to separate your heathen religion from out republican state.

        Happy Thanksgiving to all you patriots and Christians since the object is to give thanks to the Lord.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Carol Ann,

          Hoping you have a peaceful, restorative and Happy Thanksgiving with your family!

          You misunderstand the admonition.

          “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”, in the global warming context, refers to the winger whine that global warming realists (slurred as “warmists” by Teach) STILL emit CO2. Even their EVs are made with petro chemicals. Even some of their electricity comes from coal plants. Even their hybrids spew some CO2. They even still warm their homes with natural gas or coal-fired electricity!!

          No emissions would be “perfect”, although not practical. Cutting emissions by 20% or 50% or 90%, while not “perfect” is still “good”. If global emissions were half of what they’ve been over the past century instead of atmospheric CO2 of 420 ppm it would be only about 350 ppm today. Not “perfect” but still “good”.

          Just because you can’t do everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t something.

  2. Hairy says:

    The total carbon footprint seems to be about 100 pounds of carbon
    Which is about 5% of a ton
    Divided between 5diners that makes it 1% of a ton
    The cost of carbon offsets for 1perdon would be about 4cents
    Quite easy to pay for that
    Would anyone even notice that cost? The total cost of the dinner of course has gone up as did the energy costs have skyrocketed with obscene profits to those “elites” that own and control global energy production

  3. Hairy says:

    The total carbon footprint seems to be about 100 pounds of carbon
    Which is about 5% of a ton
    Divided between 5 diners that makes it 1% of a ton
    The cost of carbon offsets for 1person would be about 4cents
    Quite easy to pay for that
    Would anyone even notice that cost? The total cost of the dinner of course has gone up as did the energy costs have skyrocketed with obscene profits to those “elites” that own and control global energy production

  4. Jl says:

    Carbon Offset-what’s going to happen if we don’t but your “carbon offsets”? This should be easy for you to answer. But…https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/11/costs-of-wind-and-solar-energy-are-skyrocketing.php

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    BTW, the WaPo concluded that Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t so bad, climate-wise. They said to reduce food waste if you can.

    Anti-free speech Teach whines (as always): They can never just mind their own business… They are all just such miserable, nagging people.

    Some are nags! Don’t listen. If you’re compelled to listen, refute rather than just insult. It’s called a “discussion”.

    • CarolAnn says:

      So you call Teach “anti-free speech) when he provides THIS forum at no charge and allow you to say anything you want? Does that sound ant-free speech tp you? Cause it doesn’t to the rest of us or any other reasonable person.

      Then you admonish him to “refute rather than just insult” after just insulting him as anti-free speech. Your self unawareness is pathological.

  6. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    nuCons are such miserable, nagging people! And the tRumpetists are the worst whining, miserable, nagging people extant!!

    Look at PeDon tRump, a daddy-made billionaire who’s now a “victim”, and all his minions should send him money! What a crook!!

    We understand how frustrated, angry and violent wingers are. They can’t argue facts or reason so they turn violent at the drop of hat. All wingers are just authoritarians at their rotten core. All they need is a leader willing to take advantage of their mental and emotional weaknesses and deficiencies. Note all the PeDon tRump followers pleading guilty of convicted of attacking Congress. PeDon was going to pardon them or pay for their defense or… PeDon is not in jail (yet) but his followers are! Poor fools! LOL.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      That’s the Thanksgiving spirit, Rimjob.
      Much happiness to you and your family of perverts.

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  7. Professor Hale says:

    Extremists in democratic party have moved from, “you don’t need that Hummer” to “you don’t need that food”. And they are totally blind to their own ridiculous positions.

  8. Jl says:

    Here we go again-“if global emissions were half…it would be good”. Absolutely no proof of that, but we’re used to the warmies making assertions without evidence

  9. Jl says:

    “Climate change deniers..”. We see J is still hiding behind the skirt if a Holocaust slur…
    By the way, who’s denying that the climate changes, besides no one? I’m

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