Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, July 07, 2008

Kill Your Television

For the eco-chic who have been watching the new "Planet Green" channel, I hope you haven't been doing it on a flat-screen TV:
Booming demand for flat-screen televisions could have a greater impact on global warming than the world's largest coal-fired power stations, scientists warn.

A greenhouse gas called nitrogen trifluoride, used to make the TVs, is 17,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide, said Michael Prather, director of the environment institute at the University of California, Irvine.
So does that mean those of us without flat-screen TVs can sell carbon credits? Oh brother.


Mattwi said...

Tom, you're not supposed to tell people about this stuff... LOL

! And Now For My Rant !

You know, florescent bulbs aka "mercury bombs"

LED - bulbs, aka "heavy metal night lights" gallium, arsenic, oh my!

Lead free ammo - tungsten and bismuth, talk about high speed lead poisoning, these heavy metals can do the same...

Hey at least we're saving the environment for future generations --> Future generations of people retarded due to heavy metal poisoning...

But you know it makes sense, keep the Alphas keen, keep the Epsilons fat, dumb and happy.

Ah, its a brave new world!


Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

I'll be sure to tune in on the 50" plasma I bought recently.

And then I'll laugh hysterically and turn the channel to Sci-Fi or something. :)