Read this tripe!
In the latest bit of global warming (or is it now climate change?) hysteria, your flat paneled TVs are now being blamed for a rapid increase in the deterioration of our environment.
A gas used in the making of flat screen televisions, nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), is being blamed for damaging the atmosphere and accelerating global warming.Wow, sounds serious!
But there's a catch. You see, just as with the rest of the global warming hysteria, there is not one shred of evidence that proves this ridiculous point.
Levels of this gas in the atmosphere have not been measured, but scientists say it is a concern and are calling for it to be included in any future emissions cutting agreement.So, they have no idea how much of this gas is in the atmosphere, but they KNOW it's causing a problem.
The scientist (spit, hack, spit) who is raising the alarm about this new, powerful gas has this to say:
"We don't know what's emitted, but what they're producing every year dwarfs these giant coal-fired power plants that are like the biggest in the world...."Now, I know I'm only a historian, but even I can figure out that if you DON'T KNOW WHAT'S EMITTED, then how in the hell could you know that *they* are producing more pollutants than a giant coal-fired power plant. Are we to be so stupid as to believe that plasma TVs - which are only in a portion of American households - are creating as a by product of their production, more pollution that coal power plants which can be found all over the entire world?
What a retard.
And oh yeah, have a happy and safe 4th of July.