We get about 28 zillion press releases a day, and I ignore the vast majority. But this one is speaking to me!
If the world works as many hours as Americans currently do, it would consume 15-30 percent more energy by 2050 than it would by following Europe’s model, according to a paper by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
"Are Shorter Work Hours Good for the Environment? A Comparison of U.S. and European Energy Consumption," by researcher David Rosnick and economist Mark Weisbrot, looks at the potential environmental effects of European and other countries adopting the U.S. norm of longer work hours. The authors find that the implications for global climate change could be significant.
Save the Earth: Work Less!