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 BahHumbugthe 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.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Scrooge Scientists Say Christmas is a Global Warming Bah Humbug … Christmas Lights harm the Planet … But They Sure are Pretty”

    1. Richard on December 24th, 2008 10:11 am

      Perhaps if politicians around the world would be quiet for one day (O happy thought!) the natural climate and human society would be much improved.

      Meanwhile, an observation appropriate for now:

      These words by the quintessential Christmas author, Charles Dickens, in “Sketches by Boz,” may say it best of all:

      Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

    2. caesu on December 24th, 2008 12:55 pm

      better use LED Christmas Lights, to keep electricity costs and CO2 emissions down.
      they use 90% less energy.

    3. scott on December 29th, 2008 9:47 am

      YAWN! Give me a freaking break!

      caesu – what in your sad little lifetime have you done to live a “green” life? I doubt nothing…nothing more than blow some hot air….loser!

    4. HID on November 28th, 2009 4:27 am

      I agree with Scott.. Give us a BREAK! now we can’t even enjoy our own x-mas lights without thinking the world is going to blow up? Christmas is coming up and I plan to place our Lights.

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