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March 25, 2013

Earth Hour Is a Colossal Waste of Time—and Energy

Hypothetically, switching off the lights for an hour would cut CO2 emissions from power plants around the world.

But, even if everyone in the entire world cut all residential lighting, and this translated entirely into CO2 reduction, it would be the equivalent of China pausing its CO2 emissions for less than four minutes. In fact, Earth Hour will cause emissions to increase. -- Bjørn Lomborg @ - Slate Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 25, 2013 9:42 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"A “dry run” at not-solving a phony problem, so we can get our pretend-to-solve-it skills at peak performance [for] when we start not-solving the real ones."

Sorry for the shameless plug. But that's what it is. A non-solution to a phony problem, so we can keep our non-solving skills sharp.

Posted by: Morgan K Freeberg at March 25, 2013 9:49 AM

You literally couldn't make "Blazing Saddles" as a new movie today. And not just because most of the best actors are dead.

Posted by: Rich Fader at March 25, 2013 4:52 PM

A tooth (plural teeth) is a cheap, calcified, whitish order ground in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to defeat down food. Some animals, surprisingly carnivores, also use teeth for the purpose hunting or instead of defensive purposes. The roots of teeth are covered sooner than gums. Teeth are not made of bone, but degree of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness.

The unrestricted structure of teeth is nearly the same across the vertebrates, although there is of distinction variation in their show up and position. The teeth of mammals drink esoteric roots, and this figure is also found in some fish, and in crocodilians. In most teleost fish, however, the teeth are attached to the outer rise of the bone, while in lizards they are attached to the inner side of the jaw by one side. In cartilaginous fish, such as sharks, the teeth are seconded beside perplexing ligaments to the hoops of cartilage that form the jaw.

Posted by: Weammahak at April 16, 2013 5:35 AM

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