One Family’s Solution To Climate Change

We all have children – this is how you can help them address the “Carbon Footprint”.

After our daughter of fifteen years of age was moved to tears by the speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN the other day, she became angry with our generation “who had been doing nothing for thirty years”.

So, we decided to help her prevent what the girl on TV announced of “massive eradication and the disappearance of entire ecosystems”.

We are now committed to give our daughter a future again, by doing our part to help cool the planet four degrees.

From now on she will go to school on a bicycle, because driving her by car costs fuel, and fuel puts emissions into the atmosphere. Of course it will be winter soon and then she will want to go by bus, but only as long as it is a diesel bus.

Somehow, that does not seem to be conducive to ‘helping the Climate’.

Of course, she is now asking for an electric bicycle, but we have shown her the devastation caused to the areas of the planet as a result of mining for the extraction of Lithium and other minerals used to make batteries for electric bicycles, so she will be pedaling, or walking. Which will not harm her, or the planet. We used to cycle and walk to school too.

Since the girl on TV demanded “we need to get rid of our dependency on fossil fuels” and our daughter agreed with her, we have disconnected the heat vent in her room. The temperature is now dropping to twelve degrees in the evening, and will drop below freezing in the winter, we have promised to buy her an extra sweater, hat, tights, gloves and a blanket.

For the same reason we have decided that from now on she only takes a cold shower. She will wash her clothes by hand, with a wooden washboard, because the washing machine is simply a power consumer and since the dryer uses natural gas, she will hang her clothes on the clothes line to dry.

Speaking of clothes, the ones that she currently has are all synthetic, so made from petroleum. Therefore on Monday, we will bring all her designer clothing to the secondhand shop.

We have found an eco store where the only clothing they sell is made from undyed and unbleached linen, wool and jute.

It shouldn’t matter that it looks good on her, or that she is going to be laughed at, dressing in colorless, bland clothes and without a wireless bra, but that is the price she has to pay for the benefit of The Climate.

Cotton is out of the question, as it comes from distant lands and pesticides are used for it. Very bad for the environment.

We just saw on her Instagram that she’s pretty angry with us. This was not our intention.

From now on, at 7 p.m. We will turn off the WiFi and we will only switch it on again the next day after dinner for two hours. In this way we will save on electricity, so she is not bothered by electro-stress and will be totally isolated from the outside world. This way, she can concentrate solely on her homework. At eleven o’clock in the evening we will pull the breaker to shut the power off to her room, so she knows that dark is really dark. That will save a lot of CO2.

She will no longer be participating in winter sports to ski lodges and resorts, nor will she be going on anymore vacations with us, because our vacation destinations are practically inaccessible by bicycle.

Since our daughter fully agrees with the girl on TV that the CO2 emissions and footprints of her great-grandparents are to blame for ‘killing our planet’, what all this simply means, is that she also has to live like her great-grandparents and they never had a holiday, a car or even a bicycle.

We haven’t talked about the carbon footprint of food yet.

Zero CO2 footprint means no meat, no fish and no poultry, but also no meat substitutes that are based on soy (after all, that grows in farmers fields, that use machinery to harvest the beans, trucks to transport to the processing plants, where more energy is used, then trucked to the packaging/canning plants, and trucked once again to the stores) and also no imported food, because that has a negative ecological effect. And absolutely no chocolate from Africa, no coffee from South America and no tea from Asia.

Only homegrown potatoes, vegetables and fruit that have been grown in local cold soil, because greenhouses run on boilers, piped in CO2 and artificial light. Apparently, these things are also bad for The Climate. We will teach her how to grow her own food.

Bread is still possible, but butter, milk, cheese and yogurt, cottage cheese and cream come from cows and they emit CO2. No more margarine and no oils will be used for the frying pan, because that fat is palm oil from plantations in Borneo where rain forests first grew.

No ice cream in the summer. No soft drinks and no energy drinks, as the bubbles are CO2. She wanted to lose some pounds, well, this will help her achieve that goal too.

We will also ban all plastic, because it comes from chemical factories. Everything made of steel and aluminum must also be removed. Have you ever seen the amount of energy a blast furnace consumes or an aluminum smelter? All bad for the climate!

We will replace her 9600 coil, memory foam pillow top mattress, with a jute bag filled with straw,with a horse hair pillow.

And finally, she will no longer be using makeup, soap, shampoo, cream, lotion, conditioner, toothpaste and medication. Her sanitary napkins will be replaced with pads made of linen, that she can wash by hand, with her wooden washboard, just like her female ancestors did before climate change made her angry at us for destroying her future.

In this way we will help her to do her part to prevent mass extinction, water levels rising and the disappearance of entire ecosystems.

If she truly believes she wants to walk the talk of the girl on TV, she will gladly accept and happily embrace her new way of life.

h/t Willie Soon

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19 Responses to One Family’s Solution To Climate Change

  1. Dave says:

    Two of the questions I ask them is if they are ready to live like the Amish, and if they have a lot of candles.

  2. David Wieland says:

    LOL! Was this written by the venerable Dr. Soon? If not, I’d love to know its source.

  3. Petit_Barde says:

    Good parents !

    As for me, I’m doing my best to save the climate :
    – I dreadfully restrict my every day way of life in order to emit less CO2 than each of the World leading climate prophets, including Al Gore, Obama, Trudeau, McKenna, Sanders, Greta and even Di Carpio !

    Do as I do !
    ACT NOW and save the planet !

  4. John says:

    More BBC folly, Greta Thunberg is going to be guest editor on a BBC radio programme

    • James Snook says:

      The mind boggles at the stupidity of fawning to this silly little girl, but it’s not without precedent because child ‘Saints’ and their associated cults were commonplace in Medieval times. Quite appropriate really, as she wants us to go back to living a Medieval lifestyle

    • arn says:

      When Johnny Rotten exposed(hinted) Jimmy Saville as pedophile
      on BBC radio 40 years ago
      BBC refused to air the interview.

      When Amy Rohbach exposed Epstein as pedophile
      3 years ago ABC scrapped her story.
      (protecting pedophiles seems to be onjective no. 1 in the MSM ,
      be it celebrities or organised muslim childrapers)

      I wonder why they allow Greta to talk now?
      Probably they know she will say what they want her to say and nothing
      of relevance.

  5. Joel says:

    Brilliant! This should be standard-issue reading for every child. Don’t forget to remind the kids…those cell phones you’re addicted to…? the iPads…? Playstation/Xbox…?

    All gone. It takes far too many resources to manufacture them and most of them use batteries that destroy the environment.

  6. philf says:

    IPCC Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
    GCM General Circulation Model (many, based on IPCC CO2 assertions)
    These eight links from five authors are all you really need to understand global warming.
    My speculation: As the temperature went down into the Little Ice Age, limestone was deposited around the edges of bodies of water. As the temperature has recovered since, the limestone dissolved and added CO2 to the oceans, with a delay of 300-400 years. It was just an accident that this added CO2 coincided with our industrial revolution. Temperature creates CO2, not the other way around. There is proof of that. Read on.
    Shows that temperature change over the last 170 years is due to 3 things: 1) cycling of the ocean temperature, 2) sun variations and 3) moisture in the air. There is no significant dependence of temperature on CO2.

    Connolly father & son
    Shows the vertical temperature profile follows the ideal gas laws and is not caused by CO2. Millions of weather balloon scans and trillions of data points have been analyzed to come to these conclusions. One important conclusion is that there is no green house gas effect.


    Pat Frank
    Shows that GCM results cannot be extrapolated a few years, let alone 50 or 100.


    Joe Postma
    Shows that the “flat earth model”of the IPCC is too simple. Their real models are built into the GCMs which don’t fit the real data.

  7. Terry Shipman says:

    I think it is the job of older adults to remind the young just how good they have it, compared with earlier decades. The house I live in, constructed in 1901 and now on the National Register of Historic Places, was my mother’s childhood home. When my mother was born in 1911 this small rural town had no modern utility services. Water was drawn from the well in the back yard. A wood-burning cook stove was in the kitchen. The outhouse, a three holer, was also in the back yard (spell check doesn’t like the word “holer” but people of my parents and grandparents generations were quite familiar with the word). Oil lamps provided lighting. Thick blankets provided extra insulation for sleeping in the poorly heated upstairs bedrooms. During the stifling summers my mother and her siblings would sleep outside on the upstairs front porch.

    My grandmother raised eight children cooking on that wood-burning cook stove. Life was tough, especially after my grandfather lost his farm in the Great Depression. He died in 1938 but my grandmother, with the help of her kids, managed to keep the house.

    The first relief was during the 1930’s when electricity came to town. Then circa 1941 the town got natural gas. My grandmother, who died in 1948, had a modern gas cook stove for the remaining seven years of her life-after spending 40 years with her wood-burning cook stove. She didn’t live to see the municipal water system, constructed in 1958, or the sewer system, constructed in 1969.

    I was born in 1950 in St. Louis and was raised in a post-war subdivision that had all the modern conveniences. Every summer we spent a couple of weeks visiting my uncle who still lived in the old family home. I hated that outhouse. During the summer it was filled with wasp nests and stunk to high heaven. Use it at night? No way! So there was the chamber pot to use then dump it out back in the weeds. I hated that also but just a little bit less than the outhouse. I could tolerate the outhouse during the day but not at night. My uncle had no problem with it but it was all he ever knew. The well water tasted quite good but taking a bath in a wash tub was a chore. My dad would heat water on the kitchen stove but it still a cold bath. I hated baths in the kitchen as much as I hated the outhouse. Lighting was very basic. A wire hung from the ceiling with a bare bulb on the end. When I was little I was scared of that hanging light bulb at night after the light was turned out. I was afraid it was going to GET me.

    Today, I own the house and am in the process of restoring it to its former glory. However, after due consideration, I will be KEEPING indoor plumbing and gas heat. Kids today don’t have an appreciation for just how hard life was in earlier times. I don’t think they would care for life in my house when it was first built in 1901.

    • Gator says:

      Great post Terry. I am a huge history buff, and it does my heart good to hear about historic homes being preserved. In what town is that home located? I spent many years in the St Louis area, and I may have been there before.

      • Terry Shipman says:

        The family home is in Newark AR and it’s listed as the Dearing House in the National Register. I loved our annual trips, when school let out in St. Louis MO, to Newark for a couple of weeks. Civil War veterans have walked in my house. It makes me glad I got my degree in history.

        • Gator says:

          Beautiful home! Thank you for preserving and sharing an important piece of our history. I’ll bookmark the Dearing House, as I’ve been planning a trip to that area for a few years now.

          • Terry Shipman says:

            The pictures you find on-line are a bit out of date. I’ve done considerable work on the stacked front porch plus the south porch. And I’ve replaced all the downstairs window sashes. Not to mention the interior work I’ve been doing.

            Stop by and ring the door bell. I’m retired so I’m usually home. We can discuss the insanity of the climate change movement.

    • Alexander says:

      My brother bought an old Victorian house in the north of England. It has a 2 holer in magnificent mahogany; this throne is atop a platform with two steps to get up. It is no longer needed because there is now a ‘modern’ WC next to it.
      I wonder can we describe his arrangement as a 3 holer?

  8. Jeff Jones says:

    My goal is to lay down the longest, widest ‘carbon footprint’ I possibly can over my lifetime. I know I can never afford one as massive as Algore, Hussein, and the rest of the in-crowd can but I am doing all I can afford. The world and society will be better off for my efforts.

  9. Rusty says:

    The girl on tv.
    Her belief comes not from education, but the lack of it.
    Typical of hers and other generations. A sign of perverse laziness that has infected many cultures, mostly western ones.

  10. GeologyJim says:

    Most excellent!!

    This should be standard curriculum in elementary schools


  11. Neil McEvoy says:

    Zero wind and blanket low cloud throughout England’s short day today. I’d better put this laptop down when the battery dies in a few minutes; wouldn’t want it topped up courtesy of gas or nuclear, in the absence of unreliables. As it happens, I’ll be chopping firewood today.

  12. Scarface says:

    Reminds me of this picture. Glad to see it getting implemented in real life now.
    Keep us posted!

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