Thursday, 3 April 2008

Global Taxing !

I was reading an article earlier this week about some nutcase who is trying to sail/canoe to the Canadian high arctic, why ?

Anyway, the trip had to be called off, as the ice was too thick!

Cold bits

So, global taxing warming is having a staggering effect! And the forecast for this weekend is for SNOW !

What shall we do? Well,I for one shall keep recycling, as I have always done, as landfill is a diminishing return. As for 'saving the planet'by using low-energy lightbulbs?!!

Tell China, India, Russia, and the USA, to do the same. I think not!

That is all. Nature will win.

15 comments:

katy said...

nature will eventually reclaim everything.

Wendy A said...

To save space in the landfill sites burn your waste and scatter the ash on the garden. Its really good for heathers and veggies!

So if you have any old tyres, roofing felt, plastic sheeting, linoleum and old paint tins burn them when the wind is blowing away from your house, but towards the neighbours.

Do your bit to save the environment!

© Karelian Blonde said...

Straight to hell in a hand cart and nothing we can do about it with our enegrgy saving light bulbs.

#Debi said...

I'll start using "energy saving" light bulbs (which take more energy to manufacture that regular bulbs, btw) when they start making them without mercury in them, and when they make them so that I can use my little clip-on lampshades with them...





Or never...

PI said...

Well that's cheered me up. Thanks.

Sylv said...

I don't know if we still got landfill site, recycling is BIG here and I know that the local refuse incineration plant is providing the heat and warm water with its 'waste heat' for an entire borough.So out of something bad comes something good...

And now for something COMPLETELY different,yesterdays News on BBC1 about...... landlords of pubs having to protect their staff from being harrassed by punters. Does this mean you won't be able to banter anymore with Di????

sablonneuse said...

OMG Sylv - what will we do if John is banned from the Merrie Monk?!
John,is there another pub near you (that hasn't already banned you for bad behaviour) where you could go?
Ok, I'm going now before you ban me from your blog . . . .

john.g. said...

Sylv and Sandy, don't panic! I'm thinking of a protection programme for ME!

zoe said...

And, err, just what would that involve, John? Kevlar?

john.g. said...

A crash helmet, Zoe!

Keith said...

What #debi says is very true, it costs more in energy to manufacture low energy bulbs than conventional ones and the light is abysmal, it would be brighter to use oil lamps such as the Aladdin Gas Mantle type, which are still available. I use one myself when we have a power cut.

The low energy bulbs do contain an amount of mercury that is very poisionous, so much so that people the local council offices have to vacate any room immediately if one is broken, and men in white suits with respirators are called in to de-contaminate the room. Health and Safety at work they call it.

If one is broken at home then tough, you have to clean up the mess yourself and risk mercury contamination.

john.g. said...

What about the barometer manufacturers, who are now banned from using mercury?

ChrisB said...

john I have an invite for you at my place!!

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Ricardipus said...

My home is full of compact fluorescent bulbs, which do save energy in usage, but as Debi says contain lots of nasty mercury. They also don't work on dimmer circuits. The energy cost of manufacturing them, I hadn't thought about, but that's a good point too.

I still use them all the time though, because I'm a moron. Ah well, go with your strengths I say.

P.S. As a Canadian, I can vouch for the fact that canoe-boy is completely, utterly insane. Canoeing in the high arctic? Mad as a bag of hammers.