Work Less, Play More to Save the Planet

by Sheela Philomena on  February 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM Environmental Health
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Working less and playing more are the key to save the planet, suggests study.
 Work Less, Play More to Save the Planet
Work Less, Play More to Save the Planet

The Center for Economic and Policy Research's new report said that 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.

The study claims that scaling back on work hours could bring down greenhouse gases, Fox News reports.

Rosnick, who wrote the study, said that assuming that 40-to-60 percent of potential global warming is already locked in, about one-quarter to one-half of the warming that is not already locked in could be cut by scaling back hours.

The report outlined how worldwide energy patterns could be dependent on which model developing countries choose to copy in the coming years.

If they choose to follow the U.S. model, they would apparently consume 30 percent more energy than they do now, the report added.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive