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Study: Global Warming Can Be Slowed By Working Less

US News and World Report -- Want to reduce the effects of global warming? Stop working so hard. Working fewer hours might help slow global warming, according to a new study released Monday by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.

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Submitted Feb 05, 2013 By: NedW
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Martinman
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:38:39 AM

And like I always [say]...

"you can't educate stupid"

(you can quote me on that)

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jrsva from Virginia replied...

"10k, you would benefit from turning off Faux Noise and educating yourself about the real world. Maybe then you could post here without coming across as a blithering idiot. It does not take above-normal intelligence to recognize the effects of climate change and even the radical far right has mostly dismissed birthers as crackpots."

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10k from north carolina originally posted...

“global warming is as much of a hoax as y'alls supreme leader being born in the united states.”
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:27:34 AM

lol gravity.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 5:53:15 AM

Lazy people will love to hear this, fortunately most of them don't have the energy to read this.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:10:34 AM

Yeah right...tell that to your boss.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:02:29 AM

what a waste ...
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:50:51 PM

“global warming is as much of a hoax as y'alls supreme leader being born in the united states.”

10k, you would benefit from turning off Faux Noise and educating yourself about the real world. Maybe then you could post here without coming across as a blithering idiot. It does not take above-normal intelligence to recognize the effects of climate change and even the radical far right has mostly dismissed birthers as crackpots.

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RAE344
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:47:52 PM

Global warming is natural. We might not like it, but it can't be stopped.
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DCbeachbum
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:46:55 PM

This is the U.S.A. not Europe. The US takes the rear seat to no one. This man made climate warming is nothing but BS if you ask me. The US business man/woman will not slow down when he/she has competition. And that is the American way.
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:40:46 PM

Maybe a way to get out of work.
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AllGold
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:35:17 PM

What exactly is a European work schedule? I wish the story included that tidbit.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:32:49 PM


Lyres??? Many rants here have no bearing in reality.

Perhaps the Greeks, Italians and South Americans have the correct perspective on work and life with a place and time for everything. Life is too short to constantly rant and whine on GB Comments too.
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:32:14 PM

Well, then good. There are a whole lot of Americans working less these days, compliments of that idiot currently occupying the White House.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:31:38 PM

another study making the rounds
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Glock26
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:31:19 PM

Global Warming is a bunch of crap made up by the liberals !!!
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boatmen
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:28:39 PM

More wasted moneys spent on a useless study
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silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:27:56 PM

Just another stupid study!
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:27:53 PM

Work less and it will cost me my job.
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bikechuck
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:25:33 PM

Now the American work ethic is under assault? We already have record numbers of people out of work.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:25:30 PM

who's working ???????????
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10k
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:25:24 PM

global warming is as much of a hoax as y'alls supreme leader being born in the united states..

[Edited by: 10k at 2/6/2013 12:26:52 AM EST]
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EvPv
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:24:49 PM

This is funny....but interesting to note that our major economic slowdown has reduced out usage of oil and oil products for transportation quite a bit since 2008.
Of course I have not had a paid vacation week since 2009 after my previous employer cut ALL employee benefits to ZERO. I have left that job and will get 1 week available in June from my new employer.....who sells gasoline and diesel.
Also have not flown since 2005.....so I'm wondering who I can trade my personal carbon credits to? What only companies can do that?
...............done rambling.
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coyotegirl1
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:24:49 PM

If this were feasibly allowed, wouldn't this be a part of everyone's work routine?
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:22:49 PM

I am waiting for the Day that the OBIMINATION Administration comes clean and tells the truth, that what they want the Center for Economic Policy to tell the American People is that if they will just stop living, that will reduce Global Warming. The Global Warming these Lyres are telling the People is just a Load of Hog Wash, and has no bearing in Reality or Truthfulness.
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wshokie12
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:22:26 PM

Now if I can just get my boss to buy in to it.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:21:17 PM

.......and the tooth fairy will pay my bills.
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MrLuigi
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:20:52 PM

ridiculous ideas from out of touch people......
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:20:45 PM

Common sense, since carbon dioxide is basically the same thing as body heat.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:19:53 PM

I like that idea.
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Bigwaynef
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:18:32 PM

And not listening to Al Gore...
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:16:48 PM

Democrap! How is that working out in Europe nowadays?
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:16:06 PM

Global Warming... What a bunch of Baloney!!! First off, Global Warming - Doesn't EXIST! What we are going through is a cycle. Second, the earth is "cooling" overall, not "warming". The polar regions are the "only" regions where some "increase" is seen, because on the "bell" curve, the coldest regions are BELOW... the mid point of the temperature change.

Gee, get smart people! Quit drinking this poisonous kool-aid!
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:15:33 PM

WHAT????
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:13:45 PM

I'll do it for the same pay.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:13:15 PM

I'm in
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RambleOn
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:13:07 PM

Thank you FloridaKeys. Well said. The "global warming" that some imagine is highly manipulative by human behavior is nothing more than severely ignorant propagandization. We have admitted hoax emails from Al Gore and associated followers where we learn the lies they spread so they can capitalize from it. Global warming caused by man: Sort of like how hitting a moth while cruising along at 60 will cause your car to go slower.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:12:42 PM

Their is no such thing as Global Warming. This is just another thing that our government can say they need more money to fix it. Global Warming can be fixed only by God not man.
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sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:08:43 PM

telecommute at least once a week
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:08:19 PM

Our Government is doing it's part by getting everyone on welfare
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:07:17 PM

Good for now, there a lot of people looking for a job.
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:07:01 PM

I'll let my boss know right away.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:05:43 PM

Sounds like a good idea, who will pay my bills?
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:04:29 PM

Didn't they teach you in grade school it's everyone's responsibilty to protect the future of the planet. That's why we have to have EPA today because no one seems to care.
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JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:04:19 PM

silly
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:04:06 PM

I believe it. But whether Americans will adapt to it (or our bosses will consider it, other than "work 100 hours a week or be unemployable forever") is another question.
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Martinman
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:03:42 PM

Four 10-hour work days versus five 8-hour days, and telecommutting are the two largest "fuel saving" means of reducing fuel consumption - which in turn is one of the largest contributors to green house gas emissions, and is the largest contributor to local vehicle-generated ozone emissions that drive summer gasoline blends.

Think about it - the largest weekly allocation for fuel use, is driving to/from work...
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RambleOn
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:02:47 PM

Terrible advice.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:01:57 PM

Global climate change maybe
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 11:00:33 PM

There are many factors to consider.
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:59:15 PM

WOW
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 10:58:34 PM

sure
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