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Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


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A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.


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Rosnick says that as developing countries' economies grow, they have two choices—they can have a "European" work schedule, or an "American" schedule of little vacation and 40-hour work weeks. "There's a lot of controversy—should the developing world follow an American or European model?," he says. "If the world were to follow a more European model of work, we would expect fewer hours, less output, and lower emissions of greenhouse gases."

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The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.

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If only the world was more like those advanced Eurosocialist countries, global warming would be solved.

You can't make this shite up, though I had to double-check and make sure this wasn't from the onion. It is, sadly, very real.



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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


All I can say is





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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


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A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.

quote:Rosnick says that as developing countries' economies grow, they have two choices—they can have a "European" work schedule, or an "American" schedule of little vacation and 40-hour work weeks. "There's a lot of controversy—should the developing world follow an American or European model?," he says. "If the world were to follow a more European model of work, we would expect fewer hours, less output, and lower emissions of greenhouse gases."


A bunch of maybe-might in there, doesn't say anywhere that the Euro model would definitely reduce carbon emissions. It's another liberal experiment couched in promises. It promises less work/more vacation in exchange for one's "Americanism." Bad trade, imo, but the European model of government and lifestyle is something American libs have been chasing for a long time.






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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


Hey if the facts aren't working for you, play the fun and relaxation argument.

Everybody likes fun and relaxation.






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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


That article reads like something from the onion.





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Link "doesn't work"





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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


Well, based the presumed causes of global warming, yes, working less would help. If people didn't travel or produce anything, it would be a great benifit. Of course, that's not possible so...





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A bunch of maybe-might in there


In the lib world those maybes never work out because they always need new ways to steal your property, skim a percentage off the top to enrich themselves, and redistribute it to maintain and grow the plantation.






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"We need to be more like Europe" seems to be the prevailing argument from the far left on many issues.

One of my son's favorite Southpark lines was from the Smug Alert episode where the two enlightened gentlmen are sitting at a cafe in San Francisco one says to the other..."Yeah, it's like, San Francisco is more of a European city, like Paris or Milan". I still laugh my arse off when he repeats it.






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well, productivity tends to result in co2 release in general. it follows that they'd think we should be less productive. this just sounds like another version of "let's cripple economic growth via ___ to save the environment"





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re: Lib thinktank: Global warming can be solved by less work, being more "European"


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Link "doesn't work"
Huh, I guess they moved it.

ETA: Found it again. Fixed



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the real question is, who decides how much is too much, and how. Is there a formula? Follow this to its logical conclusion, and we are in a totalitarian state and death is worth as much as or more than life.





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The real question is if there is actual Proof of global warming that is out of the norm for our planet? Seriously!!!


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My nephew was in this sort of thinking for 30 years. He believed that some people aren't cut out for work and should get a small stipend to just live, have fun in a Bohemian lifestyle and bike through Europe.

Then, at age 35 he stumbled upon a real job in Hollywood as a vidiographer for some movie stars I've never heard of. Keith Urban and some really tall white girl. I've seen her pic in the grocery store. She's waaay too white.






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I doubt this would have little effect on the environment, but I wouldn't mind more than 10 days of vacation!





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The real question is if there is actual Proof of global warming that is out of the norm for our planet? Seriously!!!

No.
Actual stats are 1 degree in 100 years then recent cooling = Zero temp change. That's why the left has changed the name from Global Warming to Climate Change. The Climate does change. Just today it went down a degree in the last hour at my house.






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cant make this shite up.....boggles the mind. HEIL!





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