Is there any human activity that leftist climate psychos don’t want to destroy? Now woke climate fanatics want to destroy the scotch industry because it burns peat in the distillation process.
Scotland is famous for the whisky it makes. But to make it, distillers heat the mixture by burning the ancient dried peat — which is matted grass and vegetable matter found in Scotland’s bogs that took centuries to compact into a medium that burns like wood or soft coal. It is this process that gives Scotch its smooth, smoky flavor.
Because it is a natural product of the earth, and because it is burned to distill the whisky, that makes peat a “fossil fuel.” And guess what that means? Yep, it is something that climate Nazis was to ban.
“I hope the whisky industry will move quickly to more sustainable practices – replacing fossil fuels to power the distilleries, and addressing unsustainable agricultural practices,” dutiful eco-penitent Annabel Thomas tells BBC. Thomas is the founder of Nc’nean distillery on the west coast of Scotland.
“Extracting peat to burn is not sustainable,” she insists. “Peatlands are created over a very long time. They are a great carbon sink and house enormous biodiversity,” Thomas says. “When cut and burned, it impacts both the biodiversity of the peat bog and releases carbon back into the atmosphere.”
But the Scotch industry — which is enormously important to Scotland’s economy and heritage — uses a mere 1% of all harvested peat in the country, according to Scottish Natural Heritage, the government agency that “cares for and improves Scotland’s nature and landscapes.”
Is it so unreasonable an expectation for Ms. Thomas to settle for windmills and unicorn farts to replace the other 99% of the peat harvest, and maybe compromise on the 1% for whisky?
Once again, leftist want to destroy a product that many feel is one of humanity’s great achievements in the name of climate change.
These people really are evil.Commentary