Blame it all on Edison.
Posted by Big John on March 13, 2007
Global warming ! … CO2 emissions ! … Carbon footprints ! (whatever they are ?) … Melting icecaps ! … Deforestation ! … Climate change ! … and cow’s farts destroying the ozone layer !
So how can we help stop the world coming to a sweaty, smelly and suntanned end ?
- Should we listen to Gordon Brown or David Cameron as each tries to claim to be greener than the other ? As experts in the field of ‘hot air’, they should know.
- Maybe Al Gore knows the answer now that he has explained to George Bush that ‘Kyoto’ isn’t a new sushi bar ?
- Poor old Carl Wunsch doesn’t know whether he is coming or going after his “Swindle” film, so I don’t think that he will be of much use. ?
- How about that good old American religious nutter, Jerry Falwell, who says global warming is down to Satan and that the bible tells us that God will maintain the earth until Jesus returns. So that’s good news then, for after what happened to him the last time, I don’t think that he will be too keen on another visit.
Well, you can forget about all the so called experts and ‘The Almighty’, for I know who has the answer to the impending environmental disaster … It’s that gang of unwanted law makers at the EU ! … and their answer is, if you want to save the world, you must change your bloody light bulbs !
Hang on a minute ! … For unlike the brains in Brussels, I foresee a problem, as in my home I have about thirty light fixtures and lamps of various designs. I have ones with screw fittings and ones of the ‘bayonet’ type. I have spotlights, wall lights and concealed striplights. Not to mention lights in the cooker, fridge, microwave etc. Some are British made and others are manufactured to American and different European standards. … and guess what ? … The new expensive energy efficient bulbs only fit into three of these, and they are bleedin’ useless, taking ages to ‘warm up’ and then giving out a ‘miserable’ glow ! …
I’m confused ! … If I must buy all new light fittings, can I pay for them with a ‘carbon credit’ card ?
Amongst all the conflicting statistics being thrown around at the moment one caught my attention, for it seems that within the next year or two China will be the world’s leading producer of ‘greenhouse gases’, as it uses 30% of the world’s coal and opens five coal fired power stations every week to serve it’s astronomical industrial growth…
… and where are 90% of these new light bulbs being manufactured ? … Yes ! you guessed it ! …
… Bloody CHINA !