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Last updated on August 5th, 2017 at 03:00 pm

At a certain point, even Euroloids tell Gaia to step off:

Like most Germans, brewer Helmut Erdmann is all for the fight against global warming. Unless, that is, it drives up the price of his beer.

This spectacularly-named fellow is also hostile to costal warming:

Volker Glutsch, 37, complained bitterly.

“It’s absolutely outrageous that beer is getting even more expensive,” Glutsch said, gulping down the last swig of his half-liter dark beer at lunch. “But there’s nothing we can do about it – except drinking less and that’s not going to happen.”

Posted by Tim B. on 06/01/2007 at 11:58 AM
    1. Volker is not looking at the entire picture. Drinking beer, makes you fart and we all know what that does for Gaia. Hell I bet Volker is a meat eater too. More farts, Volker, more farts. Think.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 06 01 at 01:02 PM • permalink


    1. Can I keep my beer costs down if I buy carbon offsets??

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2007 06 01 at 01:14 PM • permalink


    1. Not to mention more peeing, causing greater loadings (and resultant power consumption) at our wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations.

      Beer, the Anti-Gaia!

      Posted by Tex Lovera on 2007 06 01 at 01:15 PM • permalink


    1. No self-respecting German will ever accept meddling with Bier – global warmening be damned!

      This just might be the thin edge of a mighty wedge of anti-Algorian resistance…

      Posted by JJM Ballantyne on 2007 06 01 at 01:54 PM • permalink


    1. First, they came for the soda pop, and I didn’t say anything because I don’t drink a lot of it…

      Then, they came for coffee, and I said OK, I don’t need the caffeine anyway…

      Then, they came for the wine, and I said, well, it’s probably French anyhow…

      Then, they came for the beer… and the fight was on.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 01 at 01:59 PM • permalink


    1. I’m with Rebecca on this; they’ll get my beer when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.

      Continuing down the article, they continue the BIG LIE, throwing out the line that biofuels are less polluting than fossil fuels.  Ethanol is much worse as a polluter than gas, and your mileage goes to hell.  Without subsidies, it wouldn’t be economical to produce, and it uses close to the same amount of energy to produce as it yields (using corn, sugar cane does much better, but you can’t grow it just anywhere).  I’m not sure of the energy balance on producing biodesiel from plant oils, but I suspect the subsidies is the reason those are popular with farmers

      Posted by scatcat on 2007 06 01 at 02:22 PM • permalink


    1. #6, scatcat,

      Your cold, dead hands is exactly what they are going for.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 06 01 at 04:17 PM • permalink


    1. Like most Germans, brewer Helmut Erdmann is all for the fight against global warming. Unless, that is, it drives up the price of his beer.

      Helmut Erdmann. What a beer hall putz. Listen up, folks (or perhaps that should be volk): just because global warming may be a spectre, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to cost you, once your politicians decide to “do” something. Do you really want to see this replaced by this?

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 05:36 PM • permalink


    1. All this is making me thirsty.
      (Reaches for refrigerator door, removes carbon maximized imported brew in non recyclable bottle, removes cap with bottle opener on bottom of flip flops, takes long drink and wonders what the eco warriors are drinking…. oh thats right carbon maximized San Pellegrino)

      Posted by alien kiwi on 2007 06 01 at 06:17 PM • permalink


    1. That Volker sounds like a true Aussie, born out of place.

      I am reminded of a line from Dame Veronica Wedgewood’s book: The Thirty Years War. Describing Germany in 1618, she noted that one of the German Princes of the time founded a temperance society, but the first president died of drink.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2007 06 01 at 06:18 PM • permalink


    1. “But there’s nothing we can do about it – except drinking less and that’s not going to happen.”

      You said it, Kamerad.

      Posted by Clankylad on 2007 06 01 at 06:58 PM • permalink


  • No blood for bee—- er wait a minute, lots of blood for beer! Especially if it’s the other guy’s.

    Posted by rbj1 on 2007 06 01 at 07:42 PM • permalink



    1. #10: Ok. Who else but Michael Lonie could come up with 17th century humor (that’s actually very funny).

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. Oh, and who let the italics out Crankylad?

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 08:44 PM • permalink


    1. Or rather, Clankylad. Heh.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 01 at 08:45 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s not tell them about the CO2 that escapes into the atmosphere during the fermentation of all alcoholic beverages.
      And don’t tell ‘em which ‘toxic pollutant gas’ is in all those bubbles in a glass of brew. What they don’t know won’t hurt them.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 06 01 at 09:59 PM • permalink


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