Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet, eh?
Scientists have found a new threat to the planet: Canadian beer drinkers.
The government-commissioned study says the old, inefficient “beer fridges” that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt’s contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.
Expert Joanna Yarrow says,
“People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles,” British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. “Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home.
Clearly Joanna doesn’t understand that a beer fridge is a necessity, not a frivolous luxury.
In the spirit of Canada, here’s the beer fridge/wine cooler at casa de Fausta:
Apologies for the inconvenience]
(I just realized we’re out of beer. Will have to go buy some as soon as the store opens.)
Of course, if you’re worried about cooling beer bottles and cans, there’s always buying the keg…
For those of you in a hurry for their beer to cool, Adam and Jamie proved that the fastest way to cool a six-pack is to spray it with a CO2 fire extinguisher.
Beer + carbon emmissions = cool!
Update: More beer news around the world
Ed has the goods on the Guinness stout keg heist.