HuffPo Calls On Americans To Cancel Thanksgiving Over Climate Change And The Online Mockery Is Brutal

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Silly HuffPo… don’t mess with our Thanksgiving, like… ever. Social media blew up with absolute mockery over a Huffington Post article that proposed canceling the beloved national holiday of Thanksgiving over its carbon footprint. That’s right… no turkey or fun allowed. Frankly, I don’t give a rip about anyone’s carbon footprint, especially on Thanksgiving. You eat, drink, eat some more, watch sports, eat again, and then pass out. It’s a tradition.

HuffPo is a liberal news mag and every year they come up with something dumb like this. They recommend that people simply stop traveling for Thanksgiving and eat vegetables instead of meat-based recipes to lessen the environmental impact. No thank you. Hands off our turkey!!! Man, there is nothing that is not fun and happy that these guys can’t ruin. Seriously.

From HuffPo:

“A recent report from National Geographic and the Climate Action Tracker found that we are far from reaching our 2020 goal of lower emissions,”

“With that in mind, one wonders: How much damage are we doing with our epic Thanksgiving meal every year? We spoke with three researchers to find out more about Thanksgiving’s carbon footprint.

“It turns out that your food isn’t the biggest holiday culprit of carbon dioxide emissions — traveling for the meal is.

“No one should be discouraged from enjoying the holiday or celebrating with family and friends, but we’re here to provide insight into the ingredients and dishes that have the largest ecological impact. The researchers we interviewed shared suggestions and alternative ingredients that cause less environmental damage.”

There’s more (unfortunately):

“Some simple recommendations for your meal include choosing a smaller turkey or ensuring that fewer ingredients are sourced from great distances. Celebrating with friends and family locally or finding a spot that requires less travel for everyone are a few ways to lessen your impact on the environment while celebrating the holiday.”

More from TheBlaze:

“The article was published on Tuesday and received the ignominious distinction known as a “ratio” on Twitter — when a tweet is so unfavorable the ratio of negative comments to supportive retweets is inverted.

“The article received more than 900 responses but only 19 retweets.
Most of the comments were either mocking or derisive in tone.

“Frankly, getting together with people could lead to kinship, which is probably bad for the planet,” replied Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner.

“They are attacking Thanksgiving. The best day of the year. Unbelievable,” responded Chad Dukes.

“Want to reduce your environmental impact? No turkey, no Thanksgiving reunions, and definitely no clothes!” snarked Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review.

“Woke-ness: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, maybe happy,” responded Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies.

“Then how will you berate conservative family members over Medicare for All, impeachment, and net neutrality?” asked Jon Gabriel of Ricochet.”

Thanksgiving is a time for being with your family and being thankful. It’s not about suffering so the planet can heal or some other piece of moronic logic from the left. They’ll do this at Christmas as well.

Here’s a thought… instead of nixing the turkey and yummy Thanksgiving food, how about we dump the leftists and their insane climate change nonsense? I’d be thankful for that and pass the turkey, please.

I’ll leave you with the commentary from Def-Con News which is just epic:

“Are you one of those climate denying *ssh*les who insists upon wearing clothes? Well, the New York Times has this wake up call:

Wear Clothes? Then You’re Part of the Problem

Making, washing and tossing apparel has a big environmental cost.

Climate protests drew millions around the world in September. Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have rolled out ambitious plans to cut carbon while making the economy greener. There’s a sense of momentum to solve our planetary crisis. And yet a leading cause of climate change remains persistently overlooked or trivialized: clothing.

“You heard them. Stop destroying the planet by wearing clothes and trivializing the problem. It’s amazing that someone sat down to write this and an editor thought it was brilliant enough to publish.

We need a champion of the fashion movement in Washington: Perhaps Nancy Pelosi…And we need government action and innovative policy that accounts for the global impact of the stuff we buy.

But first we need all people who care about climate change to understand that they’re part of the problem and the solution, just by wearing clothes.

“While the NYT wants Nancy Pelosi to force us all to be naked (hopefully not her too) The Huffington Post demands that we sit at home on Thanksgiving eating gross vegan food.

Consider Taking The Turkey Out Of The Turkey Dinner

Meat and meat byproducts (cheese, butter and heavy cream, for example) have a larger environmental footprint than plant-based ingredients. According to research done by Carnegie Mellon University, the carbon footprint of a 16-pound turkey creates a total of 34.2 pounds of CO2 — the same amount produced by turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, rolled biscuits and apple pie combined.

Looking for a lower carbon alternative? Go for a plant-based source. Dietician Kate Geagan, the author of “Go Green Get Lean,” notes that “plant-based foods consistently have been shown to have lower carbon footprints ― so those walnuts, chestnuts, mushrooms, etc. are far more efficient to produce in total resources than conventional animal products, especially red meat.”

Geagan also recommends “eating the whole vegetable, [from] root to tip to minimize waste.” Some simple examples include making a beet hummus as a starter and using the beet greens as a braised side, or keeping the tops of carrots and pureeing them into a pesto.

“While you are enjoying your tasty feast of mushrooms and beet hummus, don’t you dare try to share that with friends or family.

It turns out that your food isn’t the biggest holiday culprit of carbon dioxide emissions — traveling for the meal is.

The biggest carbon impact is caused by people, not food, traveling extensive distances. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon determined that four people flying a 600-mile trip produces 10 times the emissions of the Thanksgiving meal. Driving is less detrimental, but American cars emit close to a pound of CO2 per mile driven. Orchi Banerjee, a recent graduate of the department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon, said, “It may help the environment if [your guests] stayed home and cooked their own meal.”

“Humans in the real world in the Matrix, survivors of Judgement Day in the Terminator series, and even the people in the Mad Max films had it better than the dystopian future liberals want to impose. At least they all had clothes, could travel, and got [to] eat things slightly better than ground up carrot tops.”

There’s no way I could have said it any better than that. None.

Sources: TheBlaze, The Washington Times, Twitchy, HuffPo, Def-Con News

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