OK. So you want to do something good to help save the earth. How about sleeping with your dog? Crazy as it sounds, the Australian government actually suggested this on its Living Greener website, saying that snuggling up with your pet instead of turning up the thermostat is a good way to save energy. Other earth-friendly ideas included playing board games instead of watching TV, and being a regular at the library where you can “share the heating and computers with your community.” The opposition party’s spokesman called the governments’ ideas farcical, but you have to wonder if Australians sleeping with their dogs today might prevent tornadoes in Kansas in 40 years.
February 28, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.