Scrooge Scientists Say Christmas is a Global Warming Bah Humbug … Christmas Lights harm the Planet … But They Sure are Pretty
Now Christmas is to blame for global warming …
Bah Humbug, scientists warn that Christmas lights are harmful to the planet due to the huge waste of electricity and green house gas emissions. In true Ebenezer Scrooge fashion, scientists rail on Christmas lights as be harmful to the planet as being wasteful yet what about all the other large wasteful consumptions of energy? One would think that these same scientists are against the lights and energy one uses in their homes every day of the year. Conservation is important and in todays world we have a thing called energy saving bulbs. Could one these people just sit back, breathe the air and enjoy the season?
SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.
CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.
Dr Glenn Platt, who leads research on energy demand, said Australia got 80 per cent of its electricity by burning coal which pumps harmful emissions into the atmosphere.