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Crown Capital Eco Management asks Isn't it ethical to use less heating?

It IS ALWAYS ethical to use less heating anytime, anywhere. But ethical or wise to stay cold? That may
be asking too much, dont you think so, Lucy? Of course, people will always have the final say whether
to save and suffer or spend and be comfortable. But, wait? I thought the world was getting warmer
anyway, so why the need to save? If we used less heating, will that really reduce the carbon dioxide? If
so, then we will have lower temperatures and need more heating. The circle never ends and neither
does the

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Asked by richard crown, 08 Mar '13 11:15 am
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The carbon dioxide levels seem to have really increased from seeing mango trees in the Philippines
bearing fruits almost all-year-round when they used to bear fruit only twice or once or never in a
year. Although heating is not a major problem here, we do need it in some parts of December till
February. The weak argument Ms. Siegle uses is that using more heat will only push excess heat to
the atmosphere. But she doesnt realize that in heating up the house interior, you also bring down
the outside temperature lower in proportion. Energy is conserved and the temperature is somehow
maintained. So, losing some heat (and some money) to the sky is the price one pays for living a
comfortable life without being guilty about it.
Answered by Quest, 08 Mar '13 12:16 pm

 
  
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Ms. Siegle argues for saving, if you can and if you can stand it. And she has a point there. Like, a friend turns on the faucet every time he needs to wash his hands or dishes at a rate that is almost laughable a trickle or as much as he needs to wet or cover his hands or dishes with water and still do the job. It can be done! The parallelism is in the excess heat (or water) we throw away when we use more than what we need. We can also learn to adjust the faucet to a point where we save more compared to using a basin or, for instance, a glass when brushing. But staying cold when you can be warm and comfy is another question. Ethics will have to give way to health and comfort. Ill save on water and energy some other way. But thanks anyway.
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Answered by crown jakarta, 08 Mar '13 12:12 pm

 
  
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The carbon dioxide levels seem to have really increased from seeing mango trees in the Philippines
bearing fruits almost all-year-round when they used to bear fruit only twice or once or never in a
year. Although heating is not a major problem here, we do need it in some parts of December till
February. The weak argument Ms. Siegle uses is that using more heat will only push excess heat to
the atmosphere. But she doesnt realize that in heating up the house interior, you also bring down
the outside temperature lower in proportion. Energy is conserved and the temperature is somehow
maintained. So, losing some heat (and some money) to the sky is the price one pays for living a
comfortable life without being guilty about it.
Source: http://blog.crowncapitalmngt.com/
Answered by adeel pearce, 08 Mar '13 11:24 am

 
  
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