Environmental alarms raised over home electronics

May 14, 2009 Full story: Boston.com 6

This Monday, May 22, 2006 file photo provided by Mary Sage shows a polar bear near Barrow, Alaska.

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“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

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#1 May 15, 2009
My iPod causes global warming? Bummer.
Earthling

Huécija, Spain

#2 May 15, 2009
It's totally pathetic, greenies and warmists think that appealing to people's sensitivity by showing a photo of a polar bear will make them act now to stop something that isn't happening.

That polar bear looks very healthy to me!
If I'd been put in charge of their advertising campaign, I'd have found a photo of a skinny old wreck of a bear and played it like Al Gore did with his drowned bears.
Failing being able to find one, I'd have photo shopped it to make the bear look sick.

Sad, feeble, inadequate, miserable, pitiful, worthless, wretched barstewards.

“dening those who deny nature. ”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#3 May 15, 2009
The ironic thing is most portable consumer electronics are working on increasing efficiency along with improving battery life to allow longer time between charges. It would be one area where solar power could actually be practical in some uses.

What is even funnier is many of the same people who are complaining about how much power these gizmos use are also the ones supporting replacing current cars with plug in electric cars which are going to need even more electricity.
Earthling

Huécija, Spain

#4 May 15, 2009
I have a solar powered, Tandy calculator, it's about 30 years old and still works.
I often wonder why that technology hasn't been carried forward and offered as an extra for anyone who isn't in a hurry to charge their battery powered items.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

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#5 May 15, 2009
I have a wind up radio and a shake to charge flashlight. For emergencies.

“dening those who deny nature. ”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#6 May 16, 2009
Earthling wrote:
I have a solar powered, Tandy calculator, it's about 30 years old and still works.
I often wonder why that technology hasn't been carried forward and offered as an extra for anyone who isn't in a hurry to charge their battery powered items.
There are numerous small devices that work just find using solar cells. I have seen them used in just about every device that can work with low amperage. It even powers the part of my wireless network in the back yard. I know I found the idea and how to put that together from a old article of Popular Mechanics or Popular Science.

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