February 4th, 2016

Weird Environmental Arguments

Please feel free to share the weirdest one you've seen.

Here's what triggered today's post:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-05/those-days-you-work-from-home-may-end-up-wrecking-the-planet

The argument is that while working from home saves you from the fossil fuels consumed by commuting, you wind up expending more fossil fuels by turning the heat on. Ignoring, for the moment, the fact that size of residence might actually matter here, there's an embedded assumption that is nowhere addressed.

Why is the residence presumed to be empty during the hours that the worker has the choice of either being at the office or at home?