A slight break in logic
First of all, I don’t eat fast food burgers. Secondly, my backyard grill is probably pretty polluting. Thirdly, well, I’m going to point out the thirdly.
In this article about how fast food burgers cause more pollution than 18 wheelers, making fast food burgers the villain of everything, the following comment caught my eye.
‘Either way, we’re living in a world (where) we’re still going through pollution. But the difference is we are getting some type of benefit from (the burger),’ said Maria Segura.
Apparently, the 18 wheelers are driving down the road for no reason whatsoever. None. Some dude just felt like buying a very large vehicle and driving it around all day.
In the meantime, Ms. Segura is sitting on a chair that magically appeared, eating food that flew on its own to the restaurant (the cow walked up and committed hara kiri in the drive-through), wearing clothes that grew on the t-shirt tree in her front yard, and will shortly drive away in the car that she walked to GM to pick up.
The thing about pollution is that we need to figure out how to make the least pollution for the most result. We obviously aren’t going to all live naked under a tree eating berries and nuts, so we need to figure out how to ameliorate the pollution.
We could start by being intelligent about it.