Monday, July 03, 2006

How Many Government Employees Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb

It would appear that all of them together can't get it done. And yet, according to this story, if just the government were to change all of their lightbulbs to efficient, cool bulbs, the global warming problem might go away. So, here is a question for you. If this article is true, and if global warming is really upon us to such a degree that we have to wreck the worlds economy to solve it, why...why...why hasn't Tony Blair done anything about the light bulbs in England?

"The UK Government alone has 50,000 buildings, with a combined annual energy bill of almost £200m, emitting 0.75 tons of carbon a year. Most of these buildings are using inefficient lighting systems. Two years ago, all government departments were given instructions to improve energy efficiency - but the 12-page framework document setting out their targets makes no specific mention of energy-efficient lighting systems.

Tony Blair did, however, make a symbolic gesture towards efficient lighting when he had a low-energy bulb installed in the lamp that hangs outside the door of 10 Downing Street."

You see, the environmental wackos don't really believe this crap. They are just using it to try and get your money and your votes. They want power (pun intended), and power commonly comes on the heals of scaring somebody.

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