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.
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."
quote: LINK If only the world was more like those advanced Eurosocialist countries, global warming would be solved.
The Center for Economic Policy and Research is a liberal think tank based in Washington.
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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