So there I was, at Tom Thumb, doing my grocery shopping. A guy, just pushing my shopping cart, one with four GOOD wheels that rolled properly I might add, when I was called upon, possibly by a higher power to make a choice. A choice that, it turns out, saved all of our sorry souls. Who thought that one man, saying no to the evil that IS frozen pot stickers could be so awesome!
Cause “climate change”, y’all!
Your favorite doughy midnight snack may be a contributing factor to world annihilation. A fascinating article in this week’s Times Magazine shows how China’s rapidly expanding network of freezers is having a huge impact on global warming.
The world’s number one carbon emitter (We’re Number Two!) is experiencing the boom in commercial and residential refrigeration the United States saw some decades ago, but on a much larger scale.
This [refrigeration] is not simply transforming how Chinese people grow, distribute and consume food. It also stands to become a formidable new factor in climate change; cooling is already responsible for 15 percent of all electricity consumption worldwide, and leaks of chemical refrigerants are a major source of greenhouse-gas pollution. Of all the shifts in lifestyle that threaten the planet right now, perhaps not one is as important as the changing way that Chinese people eat.
I would normally say no big deal, but, HEY, I just saved the world, so yes, I will gladly accept gifts and favors, favors, I might emphasize are befitting an environmental hero