Climate Change Surge this Weekend!!

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Are you guilty of increasing greenhouse gases this weekend?

According to the US Department of Energy – YOU are creating unnecessary greenhouse gases.  Very Specifically – we are doing it this weekend!

What is so special about this weekend?

Are you or your kids celebrating Halloween?  Are you creating Jack-O-Lanterns from pumpkins and putting them on display?  SHAME ON YOU!  At least according to the Department of Energy.  You are creating massive excessive amounts of greenhouse gases!  It seems our obsession with holiday pumpkins is creating havoc with greenhouse gases!  Oh, unless you are an off-gridder who composts…  🙂

Is this important? Much ado about nothing? Or evidence of more wasted taxpayer money into research?

And check out their graphics and see if you catch their math error… would be nice if they would check their own work, eh?  I mean a 100 million here or a 100 million there doesn’t make any difference, right?

Unbelievable as you may believe… here are the facts from the Washington Post:

How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.pumpkinWaste_2015-update

Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”

The agency has partnered with industry to develop and test two integrated biorefineries — “facilities capable of efficiently converting plant and waste material into affordable biofuels, biopower and other products.”

Neither of these proposed facilities is operational yet, but someday, all that squishy, orange squash could become clean, green energy.

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source: washingtontimes.com

graphics:  Department of Energy

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