Medical

Net Zero? An experience of child birth & why the only green new deal is a soiled diaper

If childbirth today is any guide, fossil fuel phase out is a pipe dream. Why?

Nearly every single piece of equipment that assisted in the delivery of our new bundle was dripping with fossil fuel derivatives.

Naturally, hospitals require sterilized, often single use equipment. Whether syringes, gloves, catheters, anesthetics, pill wrapping… you name it, this is a harsh reality.

Even bottle feeding the little’un requires we throw the mini milk bottles out each time they are used because her immune system is not anywhere up to the job of fighting bacteria for at least 6 weeks.

So if Joe Biden wants to “work out” fossil fuels, how does he intend to cater to the medical industry? One imagines if all of the equipment above had to be replaced by alternative materials, imagine just how expensive his BidenCare would become? We can just see bamboo beds and paper catheters.

Oh, one other thing. Hospitals don’t work very well on intermittent power sources, especially mid way through a surgery.