I don’t know what the carbon footprint of a McDonald’s Big Mac is, but I know that a simple cheeseburger produces about 6.5 pounds of emissions. I also heard that a regular quarter-pounder eats away 1.2 pounds of grain, 6 square feet of prairie-land, and consumes over 600 gallons of potable water.
With that in mind, read the following:
Last Wednesday, the Japanese Ministry of Environment entered into a partnership with McDonald’s to give away Big Macs (at half price!) to people pledging to support and participate in the fight against global warming.
The only thing necessary to get the half-price burger was to fill out a “proof on engagement” form located on the Environment Ministry’s Web site. The interest in the offer was so great, the server hosting the document crashed.
Isn’t it ironic that by buying all those Big Macs, activists are actually perpetuating global warming?
People really do not have their priorities in the right place, do they?