Sunday, August 13, 2006

Normally, I leave the environmental stuff to Mac but ...

Plasma-screen TV population threatens planet - or at least, Britain.

Britain's seemingly insatiable appetite for the latest plasma screen televisions could be posing a serious threat to the planet, a technology expert has warned.

If just half of British homes were to buy one of the flat-screen sets, two more nuclear power stations would be needed to meet the extra energy demand - with all the environmental problems that would bring.

Ooh, ooh, wait till you read this:

The new sets use up to four times as much electricity as the old-style cathode-ray tube TVs, which is where the problem lies. Even so, the sets sold fast during this summer's football World Cup, with one reportedly being sold every 15 seconds.

It's Televisions on a Island!, coming soon to a big-screen near you.


Blogger Mac said...

There is no hope.

7:07 PM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

Some people welcome the eschaton for religious reasons. I welcome it for specicidal ones.

Life goes on but humanity doesn't have to.

8:36 PM  
Blogger TheUltimateCyn said...

"Life goes on but humanity doesn't have to."

As if THAT hasn't happened already?


7:27 AM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

As if THAT hasn't happened already?

I suspect I'd know about it. On the other hand, that would be an amusing thought:

It's the end of the world as we don't know it.

1:16 PM  

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