Are you terrified by the melting polar ice cap, rising sea levels, extreme weather, and other growing threats from global warming? There’s something you can do about it, new research shows. Just don’t work so hard.
David Rosnick, an economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a left-leaning Washington think tank, has produced a study finding that we could substantially reduce climate change if we all just didn’t work as hard.
Shorter workweeks and additional vacation which reduces average annual hours by just 0.5 percent per year would very likely mitigate one-quarter to one-half, if not more, of any warming which is not yet locked-in.” In other words, if you work 50 weeks a year, just cut back a quarter of a week out of the year. Or, in each 40 hour week, work 12 minutes less.