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    Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    The government-commissioned study says the "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.

    "People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people let's hope it has an effect."

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    FOXNews.com - Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    1 in 3 Canadian homes has a beer fridge? Maybe those Canucks aren't so bad after all. :P



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    How about this one, is it this simple?

    Dublin beer bandit raids Guinness - Yahoo! News



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    I have a beer fridge and a wine fridge... I better go into hiding...



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Polar bear killer!!!!



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    I have two!!! and I dont know anyone who doesnt have a beer fridge.



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    How about this one, is it this simple?

    Dublin beer bandit raids Guinness - Yahoo! News
    Those guys must have been some real thirsty dudes.



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Isn't Canada cold? Can't they just stick their beer outside?



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Isn't Canada cold? Can't they just stick their beer outside?
    well, it used to be, until they started using these fridges, thus causing the earth to warm excessively.


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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Hooray for Canada! What the hell do they care? Maybe the weather might get up above zero in the winter.



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Canadians drinking beer? Take off, you hoser!!! (I know, I'm showing my age by that comment)



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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    I am putting in a 16SEER AC unit to save energy, just so I can get myself a keg fridge and still make Al Gore happy.

    But I do have 2 fridges, we use it to store our main fridge overflow...Milk, Beer, Soda, yogurt, cheese, etc.


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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by raftercy View Post
    Canadians drinking beer? Take off, you hoser!!! (I know, I'm showing my age by that comment)
    Cooooo looooo koooo kooo kooo kooo kooo!!!


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    Mothers Against Canada


    Last edited by DaddyMac; 11-30-2007 at 04:44 PM.

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    Re: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The government-commissioned study says the "beer fridges" that one in three Canadian households use to store their Molson and Labatt's contribute significantly to global warming by guzzling gas- and coal-fired electricity.

    "People need to understand the impact of their lifestyles," British environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow tells New Scientist magazine. "Clearly the environmental implications of having a frivolous luxury like a beer fridge are not hitting home. This research helps inform people let's hope it has an effect."

    Link:
    FOXNews.com - Study: Canadian Beer Drinkers Threaten Planet - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News
    While the Fox News story is somewhat humorous, it is also completely misleading and directly misrepresents the conclusions of the economist who did the study. The study itself is actually somewhat interesting, and if anyone wants to read it , it can be found here:

    ScienceDirect - Energy Policy : Who pays for the ‘beer fridge’? Evidence from Canada

    Fortunately it is almost time to go home to my beer fridge.



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