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"Earth Hour" comes and goes again

by Mike_Hanks / March 27, 2010 11:59 AM PDT
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I wonder how much carbon was burned ....
by EdHannigan / March 27, 2010 12:51 PM PDT

promoting and coordinating this absolute jackassery.

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(NT) Not as much as complaining about it?
by JP Bill / March 27, 2010 1:05 PM PDT
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(NT) That is hilarious
by grimgraphix / March 28, 2010 2:13 AM PDT
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Don't forget.....
by C1ay / March 28, 2010 3:18 AM PDT

North Korea also operates much less agricultural machinery than other nations with similar populations, actually less machinery in general than other nations further reducing their carbon footprint. They also starve a large percentage of their population so they are producing less methane producing human waste per capita than many other nations. I'd guess the individuals of N.K. probably have some of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.

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Carbon footprint = civilization...
by EdHannigan / March 28, 2010 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't forget.....

As does electric light.

Some would like to eradicate it.

Turn the lights ON!

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I wonder what produces more carbon....
by C1ay / March 28, 2010 3:31 AM PDT

An electric bulb in one's tent for light or a campfire? Inquiring minds want to know....

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well... you do the science...
by grimgraphix / March 28, 2010 3:42 AM PDT

How much carbon is produced by a campfire for an average 4 hour period versus how much carbon is produced by a coal burning power plant powering that light bulb during the same amount of time?

Course then there is the question of scale. How many light bulbs versus if everyone were using campfires in the light bulbs place.

But then there is also the issue that most people go to bed after the campfire runs low, whereas people are encouraged to stay up and active with 24/7 electricity available... not that there is 24/7 electricity available in North Korea...

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(NT) Why coal? There are alternatives.
by C1ay / March 28, 2010 4:19 AM PDT
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I participated...in fact, I do so daily
by Steven Haninger / March 28, 2010 3:44 AM PDT

Lights are out and so am I...at least 8 hours every day I conserve conserve energy. No guilt here.

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