Sunday, May 11, 2008

Does Your Carpet Contribute To Global Warming?

Ok, I still don't buy the idea of man-made global warming but many people do and those people are some of the biggest hypocrites alive. Many of these "Global Warming is Doomsday" types do things on a reguar basis that, according to their own "science", contributes to CO2 emissions and global warming. Among the things these hypocrites do is install carpet in their offices, homes and apartments.

I know what you're thinking...C'mon Ben...Carpet? Yes. Just think about it a minute. There are a few reasons that common household or office carpet contributes to global warming:

1. Modern carpet is made from synthetic fibers usually derived from petroleum (oil). The manufacturing process uses lots of electricity which is usually produced by CO2 producing electric plants.
2. Carpet is very heavy and must be transported great distances from the manufacturer to the distributor's warehouse by CO2 producing, petroleum burning trucks and trains.
3. Carpet must come from the warehouse to the location it will be installed in by more trucks.
4. Carpet must be regularly cleaned by electric vacuum cleaners and electrically powered steam cleaners. Remember, electricity is produced by generators powered by coal or petroleum.

People don't need carpet and the global warming crowd needs to recognize this and get carpet banned in all U.S. homes and offices starting with their own.

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