A new analysis suggests that a more 'European' schedule would reduce the effects of climate change. The article, Global Warming Can Be Slowed by Working Less byJason Koebler, reviews a new study by the Center for Economic Policy and Research.A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes
working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as
half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the
analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be
associated with lower carbon emissions.
A New Yorker naps on the Sheep Meadow of Central Park. Photo by Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images
Robin Rogers launched SOLARIPEDIA because of a personal commitment to green architecture and furthering the use of passive design and solar and other renewable energies in our built environment. For more than a decade Robin has advised, promoted and taught sustainable design and building practices for residential and commercial projects. She is the designer of the Rocky Top Living solar, zero energy ten-home community near Yakima, Washington. She has been a contributor to the development of national green building guidelines, and has been a sustainable building consultant and LEED technical reviewer on certified commercial projects. Her Master of Architecture degree was focused on environmental design and she became a LEED AP in 2002.