Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bulb mania (and not in Holland)

Reducing carbon emissions supposedly will reverse warming, which is allegedly occurring even though, according to statistics published by the World Meteorological Organization, there has not been a warmer year on record than 1998.

Yes, and since Ryan Howard hits a home run once every 11.3 at bats, were he to start with season with 14 homerless at bats, clearly that means he is not really all that good at hitting home runs anymore and the Phillies should trade him immediately.

Okay, so George Will writes yet another column about climate change and needs to first get in his dig that the earth isn't really heating up, or if it is, that we shouldn't and/or can't do anything about it. Of course, this is crazy, but the Washington Post still publishes him twice a week, but lots of other crazy people write for their OpEd page, so he doesn't stand out. Will has essentially become obsessed with proving that he won't believe in climate change no matter what anyone else says or what any facts indicate, as it serves as the topic of his column more than any other.

But this column is actually decent, in pointing out that compact fluorescent bulbs are a pain in the ass. Throwing them out is a pain (although I would suggest dropping them off at Home Depot the next time you are going there anyway, not making a separate trip). And I have also bought some that burn out pretty quickly. And if you're not careful, you get some that produce a really ugly white light instead of a nice soft light you get from regular bulbs.