SHOWER ONLY ONCE A WEEK!
This sh!tferbrains talks openly about families going over their “carbon budget” when he factors in the taking of daily hot showers. Really? When was this “carbon budget” implemented? And was it calibrated at Leonardo DiCaprio lifestyle levels? Because I’m pretty frickin sure that Leo was taking more than one shower a day to remove his make-up after play acting all day. I’m pretty frickin sure old Leo uses more water than me on his hibiscususussusssesess, even when he’s not there, than I do taking my showers.
Listen, goofnik. I don’t have much in my life except baths. You start talk about taking that away from me because I’m “warming the planet” and there will be an inconvenient boot up your bony a$$.
Enough is enough, pal. If put to a choice, my choice would be to kill the planet, and you with it, because I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD WITH ANYONE LIKE YOU.
The planet needs to be killed BECAUSE OF YOU.
So, enjoy the ride to destruction, moron.
“I shower once a week, and you should too.” – Donnachadh McCarthy
Guardian- When I was a kid, bathtime was a once-a-week affair. We weren’t an unhygienic family – this is just how most of us lived in the 1960s, and I do not remember any horrific body odours resulting from it. By the time I was an adult, I was showering every day. With hindsight, I should have stuck to the old ways.
The average 10-minute shower uses 60 litres of water. A power shower uses three times that and a bath about 80 litres. So a family of four each having a daily 10-minute power shower (I know that is a very conservative estimate for some teenagers) will consume a staggering 0.25m litres of water every year. The annual average cost for electricity for four 10-minute showers per day would be up to about £400, or £1,200 if a power shower is involved. Even worse, the power-shower family would be emitting a staggering 3.5 tonnes of CO2. As we can afford only one tonne of carbon emissions per person – for everything from food to transport – if we are to keep global temperatures below the critical 2C threshold, this would consume nearly all of the family’s carbon budget.
The daily bath or shower, then, is terrible for the environment and our bank balances. That’s one reason I have reverted to a weekly shower, with a daily sink-wash that includes my underarms and privates. But there are health consequences too. I first became aware of these when I was a touring ballet dancer and met a friend whose skin had been severely damaged by excessive use of soap products. He was condemned to treat himself with medical creams for the rest of his life.