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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:15:29 AM

Want to save the planet? Stop going to work.

That's the conclusion of a report from Washington think-tank the Center for Economic and Policy Research this week. The report makes the claim that even a 0.5% annual reduction in the length of the average workweek could be enough to cut 8 to 22% of every degree of global warming that's expected between now and 2100.

The CEPR makes a baseline assumption that the average temperature on earth is set to increase by somewhere between 0.75 and 2.34 Celsius over the next century, a process that they attribute at least in part to human activity.

The group says 40 to 60% of global warming's potential impact is effectively locked-in already, so put another way, as half the rest of the impact could be cut simply by reducing work hours
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:23:02 AM

I agree
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bston
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:26:59 PM

What'll they think of next?!!!!
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nsdp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:17:04 PM

Think how much we would cut emissions by putting a sock in Rush's mouth.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:15:05 PM

Way ahead of ya.
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:55:26 PM

That is not quite what they said. They said that, if we stop burning our natural resources, it would slow the climate changes.

P.S. Would you agree to be my buddy? You make me think and yet laugh at times.

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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:46:12 PM

Maybe the think tank should take their own advice.
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Tiernan2012
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:29:10 PM

Could there be a tipping point where there is a sufficient reduction in work hours such that global cooling occurs? Another government funded study in the works!
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leemun
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:21:53 PM

Sure, just look at the great environmental conditions in third world counties where most of the population does not have work most of the time.
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Alaydown
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:26:25 PM

The Center for Economic and Policy Research thinks that working less should slow climate change. There are fewer workers today than there were when Obama took office. That is supposed to be a good thing according to this think tank. Except there is no such thing as climate change.

[Edited by: Alaydown at 2/9/2013 12:30:22 PM EST]
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:20:23 PM

The authors of this article should have practiced what they preach and stayed home.
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Idiots....



[Edited by: jimgraham at 2/9/2013 12:21:25 PM EST]
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FuelBarge
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:40:13 AM

Work less? How?
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skanytank
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:31:53 AM

Somebody decided to write this garbage when they couldn't think of anything useful to write...just saying...
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bell05
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:26:42 AM

Latest idiot report.
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bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:17:41 AM

What????
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2962
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:13:48 AM

I think my nephew wrote this and when he sobers up we will have a little talk....
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:10:43 AM

How helpful this report is. Hey, geniuses, you know genocide, population control and famine would deliver the same results? Thanks for your excellent research.
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a14morfun
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:08:01 AM

Hey, Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Send me a cheque for $50,000.00 each year, and I'll gladly quit 100% of my work right now.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:00:34 AM

I'm helping! I retired 11 years ago. However, I am busier now at doing nothing that I cannot get everything done daily.
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prius22
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:55:21 AM

If you believe that
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BillHeatherL
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:55:00 AM

old news
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:54:43 AM

I suppose the 24 million under and unemployed are doing their part.

Who are the idiots came up with this crap anyway? Of course, a left-wing liberal bunch of fools.
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autohio
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:54:15 AM

Good luck with that
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:53:27 AM

yea!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:51:56 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:51:46 AM

If the take home pay remained the same, it would be a no brainer. I'm quite certain that wouldn't be the case though...
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techque
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:51:15 AM

Somebody's working less . . . this is really OLD "news".
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:50:36 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:50:13 AM

ok.
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olebufnav
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:50:02 AM

This should be a big hit in Washington, espoecially with Congress.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:53 AM

Old news.
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goalie1950
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:15 AM

Same article posted a few days ago.
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:06 AM

More un sound science, that everybody can agree to, so it must be right! Bullhockey.
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tekguy
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:48:12 AM

tell it to my boss!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:48:10 AM

Old Garbage!
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falcons
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:47:18 AM

Global warming is a cyclical thing base on solar flares from the sun.

Explain the heat cycle that allowed the vikings to leave Norway and make settlements in Greenland, Iceland, and what is now Canada. And the had to abandon them when the "mini" ice age came.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:47:09 AM

The study seems to overlook the relationship between the total production and total pay. Rising costs is not the same as an increase in production.
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:46:56 AM

Isn't this a repeat article or at least a repeat of an earlier one on the same topic???
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Hi1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:46:38 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:44:56 AM

Huge ditto to CapNC, studebaker1940 and Katmandue. We are working more to make ends meet. These clueless clowns in DC are absolutely out of touch with reality.
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JWHITE1937
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:44:21 AM

I'm doing my part everyday!!! I even do it on weekends and nights!!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:44:18 AM

ok.
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truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:56 AM

And wages? Tough enough nows
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naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:37 AM

Producing durable goods rather than junk which breaks on the first try would do the trick.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:27 AM

tell that to my boss
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papou
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:03 AM

More experts that don't know what the Hecks going on
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:43:02 AM

I'LL GO GOR THAT
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fcdriver
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:42:49 AM

i dont mind working less but i dont see where the story is accurate
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vik97
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:42:49 AM

Old news
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CapNC
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:42:29 AM

we need to get rid of these ridiculous people in washington, if we cut back hours we also cut back pay - are they trying to put us back to the stone age
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:42:23 AM

Sure!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:42:09 AM

Attack air pollution in China.
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