>Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet
I blame the Mayor of Mitchieville.
“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. ‘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. This research helps inform people — let’s hope it has an effect.'”