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Nov 06 2019

Wearing Clothing as an Envirocrime

It wouldn’t be enough to have us shivering in the dark. They want us shivering in the dark with no clothes on. The New York Times, flagship publication of the liberal establishment, says clothing is offensive to the environment.

From a piece entitled, “Wear Clothes? Then You’re Part of the Problem”:

The clothing and footwear industry is responsible for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, nearly the same as the entire European Union, according to a study by the environmental services group Quantis. Without abrupt intervention, the industry’s impact on the climate is on track to increase by almost half by 2030.

Given the sort of lunatic proposals that have already been inspired by the global warming hoax, “abrupt intervention” sounds ominous.

Clothes are sexist, because they “have throughout history been made by enslaved, unpaid and low-paid laborers, often by women.” But the main thing is that they offend the environment, making us run out of water and even oppressing trees in the sacred Amazon:

Let’s say you wear a cotton T-shirt — it required thousands of gallons of water to make. If that T-shirt is viscose rayon, it may well have come from a tree felled in the Amazon (viscose rayon is made from plants). And if it’s polyester, acrylic or nylon, you’re wearing plastic.

Plastic is one of the greatest inventions mankind ever came up with, as it enables so many other technologies. Imagine your world with everything plastic removed from it.

Moonbats hate plastic so much, they seem to feel that merely using the word wins the argument. In this case, washing clothing is bad because it will make the ocean fill up with “microplastic pollution.”

The worst thing about clothing is that it is as likely as anything else pertaining to people to cause global warming. Clutching her pearls, the Gray Lady reveals that most clothing brands do not measure the harmless CO2 emissions entailed in producing their wares.

Furthermore, politically unholy fossil fuels are used in pesticides for cotton plants and in dyes and synthetic fabrics.

Getting clothing off oil will not be easy.

Maybe it would be easier to get the clothing off our backs with some “abrupt intervention.” Nothing is too crazy for ecotyrants’ fantasies.

Moonbats can showcase their enviropiousness by wearing second-hand clothes or repairing clothing that has worn out, like the Medieval peasants progressives want to reduce us to.

However, voluntary gestures will not be enough to bring about utopia.

[W]e need government action and innovative policy that accounts for the global impact of the stuff we buy. Other countries have already made progress: France has passed a bill banning the destruction of unsold clothing…

How can we expect the climate to stop fluctuating when it is still legal to throw away worn-out clothing?

Everything you do makes you guilty in the liberal religion, even eating, even wearing clothes.

On a tip from Sean C.

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