If you’re paying attention to climate change like a responsible world citizen, you might be discouraged by the efforts that should be/are not being made in response.
So here to lighten the load is a great suggestion from the Center for Economic Policy and Research: America should adopt a “more European” work schedule. Shorter work hours equal fewer emissions says David Rosnick, economist and author of the study. He calculates that even with the inevitable gains in vacation emissions, we’d still be better off.
More important, the developing world has yet to decide whether to follow an American or European model. Rosnick believes that a worldwide switch to the European work schedule of fewer hours and more vacation time could prevent as much as half of the anticipated global temperature rise by 2100.
I don’t know about you, but I think this guy is a genius.