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(Jalopnik)   Which is worse for the environment: Driving an 18-wheeled truck 100 miles, or ordering a Big Mac?   (jalopnik.com) divider line 38
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2012-09-19 09:35:55 PM
Misleading statistics are misleading.

Airborne particulates are not all the same. Ask Fukushima. What a disel rig kicks out is much worse than a grill.
 
2012-09-19 09:40:18 PM
For my personal environment?

/because that 18 wheeler would be 100 miles away and I wouldn't have to smell it
 
2012-09-19 09:45:36 PM

doglover: Misleading statistics are misleading.

Airborne particulates are not all the same. Ask Fukushima. What a disel rig kicks out is much worse than a grill.


qft
 
2012-09-19 10:59:55 PM
"For comparison, an 18-wheeler diesel engine truck would have to drive 143 miles on the freeway to put out the same mass of particulates as a single charbroiled hamburger patty."

I'm fairly sure exhaust from the former item is part of Arby's secret hamburger recipe.
 
2012-09-19 11:09:56 PM
Your mom

/always original
 
2012-09-19 11:36:58 PM
If I eat a Big Mac I'm going to start producing emissions
 
2012-09-19 11:38:19 PM
Love them Big Macs.
 
2012-09-19 11:39:57 PM
Howabout both?
 
2012-09-19 11:40:46 PM

jimmyego: "For comparison, an 18-wheeler diesel engine truck would have to drive 143 miles on the freeway to put out the same mass of particulates as a single charbroiled hamburger patty."

I'm fairly sure exhaust from the former item is part of Arby's secret hamburger recipe.


Came to say this... a comparison report of emissions seems like a reasonable request before jumping to wild alarmist conclusions.
 
2012-09-19 11:41:28 PM
Big Macs not charbroiled so ok
 
2012-09-19 11:42:02 PM
Did they factor in the Sunny D bottle full of piss that the driver flung out of the cab?
 
2012-09-19 11:45:27 PM
When they start char-broiling Big Macs, then I'll be concerned. Otherwise, even from the article it's going to be the truck.

/Subby should have said Whopper instead of Big Mac
 
2012-09-19 11:52:13 PM
denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-09-19 11:52:34 PM
Big macs aren't "charbroiled"

18-wheelers exhaust is water vapor, CO2, Nitrogen and.. that's about it. Especially the new systems with DEF (also known as "BlueTec" on some Mercedes vehicles)

A real comparison would be to compare a gas-powered lawnmower (with no anti-pollution system, by default) with either of those. The result would surprise you (heard mowing once is like driving your commuter car for a month worth of pollution)
 
2012-09-19 11:55:55 PM
The methane from the cow that the beef came from doesn't even get a mention?
 
2012-09-19 11:57:59 PM
Bullshiat.

I've seen the huge plumes of black smoke that come out of a diesel truck's exhaust.
 
2012-09-19 11:58:03 PM
Wait a sec...

You're telling me that the very act of ordering, breathing the words to another human, is going to be worse for the environment than driving an 18 wheeler 100 miles?

I have to say BS, my friend, BS!
 
2012-09-19 11:59:26 PM
Back in my day, diesel trucks and buses used to puff out giant clouds of black smoke every time they'd start out from a traffic light. And we (cough) liked (cough) it.
 
2012-09-20 12:09:58 AM

Rustblade: Bullshiat.

I've seen the huge plumes of black smoke that come out of a diesel truck's exhaust.


Giant plumes of black smoke =/= environmental toxins, you know.
 
2012-09-20 12:11:31 AM

Huntceet: Big Macs not charbroiled so ok


They're also not grass-fed, locally-farmed angus beef hamburgers, so doubly okay.
 
2012-09-20 12:14:28 AM
Just to cover my bases, I'll make sure I drive an 18 wheeler 100 miles to get my next Big Mac. Problem solved.
 
2012-09-20 12:16:17 AM
The counted water vapor as pollution.
 
2012-09-20 12:24:51 AM

Gyrfalcon: Rustblade: Bullshiat.

I've seen the huge plumes of black smoke that come out of a diesel truck's exhaust.

Giant plumes of black smoke =/= environmental toxins, you know.


So, what are they? Unicorn farts?
 
2012-09-20 12:29:43 AM
Can't wait for the new McKobe with McRib sauce.
 
2012-09-20 12:33:17 AM
that article is like saying that 10 grams of salt is worse than a gram of hydrogen cyanide, because, well, MORE.
 
2012-09-20 12:33:30 AM
Considering the capacity of a tractor trailer vs the average cargo load a vehicle carries, just running out in a car to buy the big mac probably results in more pollution.
 
2012-09-20 12:56:57 AM
farm4.staticflickr.com

the real question is, which one makes you fattest?
 
2012-09-20 01:12:26 AM
Does this include the environmental impact of the construction of said 18 wheeler?
 
2012-09-20 01:47:30 AM
Considering tha MacD factory makes their food and has to ship it all over the US and world....I would say it is a bit like the conundrum .....how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? who the fark cares.....dumbarse people
 
2012-09-20 03:24:14 AM

rf134a: Gyrfalcon: Rustblade: Bullshiat.

I've seen the huge plumes of black smoke that come out of a diesel truck's exhaust.

Giant plumes of black smoke =/= environmental toxins, you know.

So, what are they? Unicorn farts?


[shrug] Beats me. I don't care enough to do the research.

However, just because something LOOKS horrible doesn't mean it lingers in the environment, or that it's immediately toxic. Carbon soot will break down in the next good rain, although the smoke looks terrible; meanwhile, dioxin enters the environment as a benign-looking white powder that looks innocuous, but lasts forever.
 
2012-09-20 04:03:17 AM
States should put a $5.00 vice tax on each fast food item, like they do with cigarettes. Burgers cause more health and environmental problems.
 
2012-09-20 05:13:05 AM
McDonald's is NOT CHAR BROILED

therefore their burger is safer than a 18 mile trip to the mall.

now BURGER KING ON THE OTHER HAND..
 
2012-09-20 05:20:10 AM

doglover: Misleading statistics are misleading.

Airborne particulates are not all the same. Ask Fukushima. What a disel rig kicks out is much worse than a grill.


Science is dying
 
2012-09-20 05:28:09 AM
"Chinese whores?!"
 
2012-09-20 09:08:50 AM

Gyrfalcon: Rustblade: Bullshiat.

I've seen the huge plumes of black smoke that come out of a diesel truck's exhaust.

Giant plumes of black smoke =/= environmental toxins, you know.


Except that is the only pollutant being whined about in TFA?
 
2012-09-20 10:55:04 AM

ADHD Librarian: [farm4.staticflickr.com image 407x480]

the real question is, which one makes you fattest?


And! Think of all the water, laundry soap, fuel for cotton pickers, power for looms and sewing machines, etc etc etc, that that guy has saved by not buying new pants since he was a size 30.

He's earned at least a year of Burger Pollution Credits. Or two pair of size 62 Levi's.
 
2012-09-20 06:06:12 PM
You're cooking that shiat way too long
 
2012-09-20 10:55:42 PM
You will have to pry my charbroiled burger from my cold, dead hands.
 
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