Friday, February 02, 2007

Save The Planet...

Stop shopping at Wal-Mart!

that's right. Stop shopping at Wal-Mart. Why, you ask? Well here goes :

As I'm sure you are all aware, China is one of the worst emitters of Greenhouse GasTM, second only to the dreaded US (who, by the way, owns Wal-Mart...hmmm, I'm beginning to see a connection here...).

Not only that, but China may soon become #1 (see: China, India, and other developing countries will soon be the top contributors to greenhouse gases. Also, without Kyoto restrictions on these countries, industries in developed countries will be driven towards these non-restricted countries, thus there is no net reduction in carbon. (Wikipedia) )

and so...

One of China's largest trading partners isn't a country, but a company - Wal-Mart - which accounted for 14 per cent of all exports in 2004. China now has a whopping 38 per cent of the world electronics production and chances are the refrigerator in your home has a MADE IN CHINA sticker on it. (more here)

So what does it all mean? Well, If you really believe humans are causing Global WarmingTM, then forget about the smart cars, energy efficient light bulbs, and weather striping. You must stop shopping at Wal-Mart! Everything you buy is produced by a non-restricted, carbon spewing Chinese factory!

So all you Kyotologist , If you truly believe in your cause, you will not emit any more Greenhouse GasesTM by buying Chinese products.

Oh, I almost forgot...It will be back to paying $100 for a digital watch, $600 for a DVD player, Plasma TV...fogetabadit!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget those light bulbs are made in china!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

This is a great post. The other reason not to shop at Walmart is to keep those manufacturing jobs here, which pay much more than McJobs.

1:23 PM  
Blogger OttawaCon said...

There is a painful irony to the fact that Walmart is one of the most efficient companies in energy use, and ergo GHGs, but you are exactly right on their core product line. Of course, Kyoto has very little to do with that, given that the US has lost more jobs to China than anybody.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good post!...I had already asked people on another blog if they were willing to boycott Chinese products (Mostly found at WM, Canadian Tire, Zellers etc...)

I also asked people if they had considered stopping all the unnecesary idling of their vehicles when going through the various drive thrus (Tim Hortons, Macdonald, KFC etc...). Park your cars and go inside to get your stuff.

And my favorite pet peeve: Bottled water.
Never mind the amount of energy required to manufacture the plastic container...They also have to be boxed, shrink wrapped, skid and trucked to all the stores.
At the same time we have aqueduc infrastructure that brings water to most all buildings!
Put a filter on your tap if you don't like the taste of otherwise safe drinking water!

These are just a few examples of initiatives people could consider without having the government dictating it.

It is quite obvious that most Canucks will think that the government will fix the environment and individuals need not change their habits.

It's a joke.

2:48 PM  
Blogger JoeBlogs said...

Market forces, cheaper labour, drives manufacturing to China.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right so the sytemization of our labor forces in big buisness does not need to conform to our ideal's as a nation. (lack of morals)
If that isn't a valid critasism of the economic super structure then how about this.
How or why would you validate a system that does not take the human factor into consideration or the enviromental ones. I know iv said this many times but understand the meaning to it.
Why would you validate a system that is nihlistic in principal, and propagates the biggest sin of greed.
I absolutly agree with boycotting Walmart, iv been saying this for years but now all of a sudden conservatives get wind of this and try to usurp our idea's again.
But you're only usupring the image not the substance.
I talk to people all the time about crazy stuff and allot of people have over imaginations. But one thing people cannot imagine is a different systimization of our labor forces.
Because our individuality and I use the term losely is based off of our popular cultural imputs(media) that presents a false reality while also seperating us from uderstanding the full out come of our decisions IE:(puchasing power)
The American goverment sold the world superpower to China. Not because the american people wanted it but becasue few individuals would profit from it.
So what is America?
An oligarcy with no real democracy and no real freedom.
And now you guys want to sell out Canada.
Why don't you do what the conservative rhetoric says and REALLY stand up for Canada, not big buisness.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous said...

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3:05 AM  

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