Wednesday, March 01, 2006

climate change experiment

Nothing to do with Flash but if ever there was a valid screensaver or program to install then surely this is it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/

Seeing as the manufacture of your phone, computer and car all contribute to global warming and governments, by definition, are ineffective at a global level - individuals should do what they can :)

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Blogger richardleggett said...

They've now started with the global warming ad campaigns, preparing people for what is to come, I saw one last night. They still show a glimmer of hope, calling it the "global warming challenge", but really unless the goverment imposes some serious restrictions these "adverts" aren't going to even get noticed. :(

What do you mean screensaver, surely when you are away from your computer you turn it off to save energy ;)

2:15 PM  
Blogger Nick Gerig said...

ah I thought it was more efficient to leave it running :)

Haven't seen the ads yet.

Heres a couple of arguments for anyone who wants to ignore the issue:

As fossil fuels become more scarce/expensive companies will have to look for alternative methods of production - hopefully leading to the development of non-damaging technology advancements.

Or how about by the time global warming reaches near critical levels we will actually run out of fossil fuels thereby averting the disaster.

I'll get my coat :)

3:39 PM  
Blogger Graham Blake said...

Hi, It's BSN Graham here.

I heard on some BBC digital podcasty thing that leaving your computer on standby draws 10 watts of power per hour, same goes for the monitor. Even with the machine turned off if it is still plugged into the mains it draws 3 watts per hour apparently, I guess to charge the clock battery or something.

This goes for most of the set top boxes, dvds, videos, TV's that innocently sit there in our homes and offices.

As I see it you have three choices, become an annoying eco-facist, feel a bit guilty from time to time or go and live in a cave in the Outer Hebrides.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Nick Gerig said...

Hi Graham,

Thats interesting watt info - I guess it all depends how often you turn your machinery on and off.

The cave doesnt sound too appealing - thats why I think govenments need to allow people to express their guilt with their purchasing decisions. Same applies with lots of other subject areas I guess.

3:18 PM  

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