Two Halves of a Perpetual Motion Machine
Was just given cause to think about this…
For those who can’t spare the 65 seconds to watch all the way through, someone’s prepared a cool animated .GIF:
If the latest news out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in San Francisco is accurate, those who both worry about the dangers of manmade climate change and support the legalization of marijuana are going to have to make a tough choice.
According to a report by Evan Mills, an energy analyst at the lab, the growing of marijuana indoors uses 1 percent of the U.S. electricity supply and creates 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year. That’s not including the carbon dioxide produced by exhaling pot smoke.
The chief source of the energy expenditure comes from the special plant lights required to grow cannabis indoors, which require 500 times as much energy as bulbs needed for reading. Other factors, including air conditioning, ventilation, and humidity control, also contribute to the cost.
++Meow!++ Whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh…
Cross-posted at House of Eratosthenes.
Facebook62.5kTwitter74Email1 Considering how often we see horrific stories of animals being abused and murdered by sadistic monsters, it’s a nice break to see the often unnoticed acts of kindness towards...Read More
FacebookTwitterEmail Here’s part of what I wrote about the New York Times decision to put their columnists behind a subscription
FacebookTwitterEmail How about helping me out by taking a look at just a few of RWN’s advertisers? Even if you
The “Anti-Torture” Bill Should Be Called The “Let’s Have More Planes Flown Into American Buildings” Bill
FacebookTwitterEmail John McCain is an arrogant fool whose latest nauseating attempts to curry favor with the liberals in the media