Tree hugger update: books are bad for the environment

After I post this I am going to our local bookstore and buy a couple more paper books. Nothing can compare with the touch and feel of a paper book in your hands. Yes, I know all about the wondrous advantages of e-readers but I am a throw back to better and simpler times. If you cannot handle that then what are you doing here in the first place?

Only from the twisted heads of those who have been brainwashed into believing that GW is real and threat to our very lives. If we have not reached this point already, soon everything, including FREEDOM OF THOUGHT will labeled as a threat to the environment. Darn it, I forgot. We already reached that last point in this country as it was stupid enough to elect obama, the mullah in the White House, the FIRST muslim potus. Remember, in islam it is the father who determines if one is muslim or not and obama had a muslim father.

Kindly stolen from Pirate's Cove.


Reading Books Is Apparently Bad For Globull Warming
By William Teach

All you folks who read books, you are killing Gaia, and need to immediately buy an e-reader (until the alarmists determine that they are bad for Gaia). From TerraPass

Unfortunately, the business of publishing books, newspapers, and magazines has a large environmental impact. In addition to the tens of millions of trees harvested every year, paper manufacturing is responsible for 11 percent of all freshwater consumed by industrial nations, and is associated with an annual discharge of 153 billion gallons of wastewater. (snip)

According to a 2009 brief by the Cleantech Group, an average book has a carbon footprint of about 7.46 kg of CO2. By comparison, the average Kindle has a carbon footprint of approximately 168 kg of CO2 over its lifetime. This means that if you were to purchase a Kindle, you would “break even” on the greenhouse gas impacts once your use of the Kindle led you to avoid the purchase of 22.5 physical books; any ebook purchased beyond the first 22.5 books would be akin to preventing 7.46 kg of CO2 emissions, in addition to reducing the use of natural resources (e.g. water and wood fiber) that would have gone into a physical book.

You know what’s really amazing? Someone actually took the time to figure out the “carbon footprint” of a book. If that doesn’t tell you how obsessed these climate alarmists are, nothing else will.

But, you know what this means? It means that I, your humble pirate writer who thinks that anthropogenic global warming is a load of mule fritters, am quite a bit more “green” and better for Gaia than most of the Warmists. I have a Kindle. Had it since 2008. I read quite a few books, averaging one every week or two, and read almost exclusively on the Kindle at this point. Once you get used to using it, you almost do not want to read paper books. I gave Mom one for Christmas, and she is already hooked. I’ll actually hunt down a book I’ve read before and want to read again on the Internet, rather than reading my paper copy or going to the library. And, I save money over purchasing books at the bookstore. Plus, I find all sorts of cool books that one rarely, if ever, finds in the bookstore. And I help out small and unknown authors.

And, I will go to the library now and then, and “share the environmental impact”, as the Warmist writer says.

So, are all you Climate Realists more “environmentally friendly” than the Warmists? Hey, I wonder what the carbon footprint is of all the corporate made liberal protest signs and Che pamphlets?

Oh, and what are you reading now? I’ve gotten caught up with zombies and end of the world stuff lately.

Thanks Teach!

1 Comments - Share Yours!:

HermitLion said...

Oh yes, the usual choire of insanity - if only we stopped producing anything at all (and especially something that contains thoughts outside the liberal range of ideas, like a book), then mother Earth would be happy, and give us all hugs and kisses, in the form of Malaria carrying mosquitoes.

Can someone please send those guys to a place that really has no books? They can feel good about themselves, while foraging for berries with a bunch of baboons.