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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 10 months ago

Why do people keep mowing the grass with gasoline powered lawn mowers during a climate emergency? Are they robots?

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  • 9 months ago

    Because the grass needs mown and we are not mentally ill to believe in this propaganda.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    What is more important is that they probably drive cars. Do your friends drive cars? The amount of petrol (gasoline) used in mowing a lawn of average size moves a car just a few miles along the road.

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  • 10 months ago

    Is grass still a thing? So much space for more useful, and maintenance free plants.

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  • 10 months ago

    Inertia of habit, mainly. We have a culture of gas mowers and it'll take a lot for that to change. Plus laziness, the two best alternative are cylinder push mowers and they are exhausting to use; and the second best is a couple of sheep, and people don't want to take care of them or fence them in (and many zoning authorities and HOAs wouldn't let you use either, especially sheep).

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  • Ben
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    Practicality.

    A corded electric mower would be better for the environment, but a cord can only reach so far, and there's a risk of cutting through it.

    As for a cordless battery mower, they are far worse for the environment than any petrol mower. Have you any idea how many thousands of miles all the components for one of those heavy-duty lithium ion batteries travel? Not to mention the process of lithium mining and smelting itself, which causes massive pollution.

    Also, petrol lawnmowers use a very small amount of fuel. I tiny fraction of even what a bike uses, much less a car. Such a small amount makes little difference in the grand scheme of things.

    Anyway, you shouldn't always assume that fossil fuels are always the worst option and electric always the best.

    For example, lets say you are looking to buy a new car. If it's a choice between a new electric car and a new petrol car, an electric car probably is the best option, environmentally speaking.

    But let's say the options are keep your current older petrol car, or buy a new electric car? In that scenario, maintaining your old car is the far better option.

    In other words, it's not just end-user emissions you need to think about. You also need to consider the environmental cost of making the thing in the first place. This is why it's usually better to simply keep using your existing things as long as possible, rather than buy new ones, even if they new ones are more efficient.

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    While you may feel and may be justified in your feeling; a lawn mover on a percentage has very little impact upon "a climate emergency".

    Do you travel by train or a jet? Do you drive an oversized and overpowered automobile? How well is your house insulated? A long 'share the ride' with a co-worker or friend will save more gasoline than a person will use mowing in a lifetime!

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  • 10 months ago

    My grass needing mowing is real. Your climate change spiel is, well, delusion at best.

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  • 10 months ago

    cause they dont have anything else to mow it with

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  • Sathi
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    The robots are those who buy into the climate emergency nonsense. The hysteria is alternately amusing and annoying.

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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Do you expect them to use an electric mower? Where does the electricity come from? Perhaps it is from a coal-fired generator? Maybe a diesel generator? Do you think electricity comes out of thin air?

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      My electricity comes from a hydro-electric dam in Quebec, so no fossil fuels used for that part of it anyway.

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