Global warming – has the penny finally dropped?

Discussion in 'Press Releases' started by Rhyl Lightworks, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Rhyl Lightworks

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    Press release from Rhyl Lightworks Co

    Global warming – has the penny finally dropped?

    •During November the sales of energy saving light bulbs have outstripped
    those of conventional bulbs, for the first time ever.
    •As we sell over 1000 light bulbs a month both locally and over the internet,
    we think this is a significant trend.
    •We have noticed that the uptake in North Wales has, until recently, been
    behind that of the rest of the UK, but that appears to be changing.
    •The reasons for this are probably three-fold:
    (a)the recent large rises in electricity prices have made people more
    conscious of ways of saving electricity
    (b)energy saving light bulbs have improved considerably in the last year;
    they are smaller, reach full brightness faster and last longer (about 6
    years) than in the past
    (c)they have plummeted in price – thanks mainly due to Government
    schemes, of which we are a part. We now sell them from 85p each. This
    is about twice the price of a decent conventional bulb, but they last over
    6 times longer, use one-fifth of the electricity and usually pay for
    themselves within a month of buying.

    To find out more about energy saving light bulbs, contact Rhyl Lightworks Co at 87 Vale Road, Rhyl or go online at www.thelightworks.net
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2006 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  2. Chris H

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    Energy saving lightbulbs are indeed a good thing.

    The subject of 'Global warming' is deserving of another thread entirely.
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2006 By: Chris H Member since: Oct 12, 2006
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  3. Rhyl Lightworks

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    Posted: Dec 8, 2006 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  4. Cornish Steve

    Cornish Steve UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    This morning we endured the coldest temperatures in 41 years! It's ironic to read this message today. Are we facing a new Ice Age?
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2006 By: Cornish Steve Member since: Jul 4, 2005
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  5. Rhyl Lightworks

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    Possibly, but probably not. Most independent scientists (i.e. those not being paid retainers by the big oil companies, etc.) seem to be of the opinion that global warming will cause greater extremes of climate. Some places will be hotter, some will be colder, some will be wetter, some will be drier.
     
    Posted: Dec 8, 2006 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  6. skillipedia

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    Good idea!
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2006 By: skillipedia Member since: Dec 14, 2006
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  7. easyasit

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    Posted: Jan 5, 2007 By: easyasit Member since: Jan 7, 2006
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  8. Eagle

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    Yes. It's cyclic and it happens naturally every 10,000 years or so. Mankind has little to do with it. Alledgedly.
     
    Posted: Jan 6, 2007 By: Eagle Member since: Oct 3, 2004
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  9. leemason

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    We use low energy light bulbs at home where possible but sometimes there is no replacement available. The vast majority of our bulbs are low energy. It's a drop in the Ocean really but I suppose every bit helps! I think it's too late to stop it as the real will is not there.

    Do any of you think that Global Warming will cost your business anything over the next 10-20 years (if so, in what areas)? Or do you think that you will be able to make more money out of environmentally friendly products?
     
    Posted: Jan 6, 2007 By: leemason Member since: Dec 11, 2006
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  10. TechFox

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    A lot of people think that global warming which actually cause global cooling. As the ice caps melt, sea levels will rise. Less land to absorb heat and more sea to reflect heat will cause the planet to cool, causing the next ice age.
     
    Posted: Jan 6, 2007 By: TechFox Member since: Jul 12, 2005
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  11. Rhyl Lightworks

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    From my reading on the subject this is totally the reverse of what is happening. The white polar ice caps reflect most of the sun's energy, whereas seawater absorbs most of it. The melting of the ice caps is thus a catastrophic, non-reversible event.
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2007 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  12. micatap

    micatap UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Steve, I think the ballance is gone so the weather's gone mad... Thats why natural disasters are increasing in intensity and frequency... And its all our (human) fault :mad:
     
    Posted: Oct 19, 2009 By: micatap Member since: Oct 18, 2009
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  13. micatap

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    Thats a good point, man. Its incredible how much energy we waste...
     
    Posted: Oct 19, 2009 By: micatap Member since: Oct 18, 2009
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  14. Rhyl Lightworks

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    This is quite an old thread, but I just noticed this and don't understand this. The sea absorbs considerably more of the sun's radiation than the (white) snow it replaces, which reflects the majority of it. Thus we have an accelerating (or catastrophic) effect, sometimes called positive feedback, where the results of the effect cause it to happen even faster.

    Barrie
     
    Posted: Oct 20, 2009 By: Rhyl Lightworks Member since: Aug 16, 2006
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  15. maddisondobson

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    Thanks for such a good discussion on global warming. The global warning is increased day by day and it happens because of the mistakes of human beings.
     
    Posted: Feb 28, 2012 By: maddisondobson Member since: Jan 19, 2012
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