Obama Administration Says Long Standing Halloween Tradition Leads to Climate Change
Liberals, it seems, can't leave any tradition in place that they deem to be harmful to their platform. Recently, President Obama's administration took a jab at a long-standing Halloween tradition that has left many scratching their heads.
The Obama administration has said that pumpkin carving and jack o' lanterns are adding to global climate change and that the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving is unsustainable.
According to the Energy Department, "Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash," which adds to landfill waste and has other harmful effects.
The Energy Department further contests that the decomposing waste from the pumpkins turns into methane, a gas that "plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide."
It's interesting that this argument against carving pumpkins is put forward when many proponents of "green" living argue that composting and recycling household waste should become a more common practice.
So some liberals say that composting is good, while others say that the decomposing pumpkins that would decompose the same way in compost heaps as in landfills are harmful to our planet's survival.
It's clear that the Obama administration is trying hard to find ways that they can advance their programs against climate change and push for more green spending projects.
However, they need to get their facts aligned with what the liberals are already promoting.
Furthermore, it's sad to see the government taking issue with something that is a safe, fun way for families and friends to spend time together celebrating a holiday. Carving pumpkins has been a tradition for decades. It doesn't seem right that some scientists with an agenda to prove climate change should have the ear of the government.
Let it go, Obama. You sound ridiculous attacking pumpkins. Just let it go.
h/t: Right Wing News