A new study concludes that we could all save the planet if only we would work less and play more. The timing is just right, seeing the wretched state of the economy. You’d think that after four years of Americans dropping out of the labor market that the “problem” would have been solved by now.
Americans should work less, play more — and in doing so, save the planet. That’s the basic formula a Washington think tank is shopping around as a way to cut down on global warming.
The shift from a U.S. work model to a more “European” one – which includes shorter work weeks and more vacation time — could cut as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The study claims that scaling back on work hours could bring down greenhouse gases.
“The calculation is simple: fewer work hours means less carbon emission, which means less global warming,” economist David Rosnick said. (Read More)
Fewer work hours also means fewer tax dollars going to the government to subsidize the millions of Americans who are already following this advice.
In related news, the epic snow falling on Russia is being blamed on….. you guessed it…. climate change!