- Al Gore was rewarded the Nobel peace prize.
- I learned that Blog action day named today the day to blog about the environment.
So - here's my contribution that fits to both of these events (which I didn't know when I started the draft).
I have enjoyed the videos from CommonCraft on various topics. Mostly related to web applications like social networking, wikis, RSS and social bookmarking.
Last week I stumbled over this video, which covers how the environment benefits from using CFL lightbulbs.
There's some discussion on if especially the mercury component of such lamps makes it a bad choice for the enviroment. See eg. here, here and here.
It seems like:
- As for the risk if you break a CFL lamp at home: Shall of course be avoided, but a broken lamp does not bring any immediate health issues.
- CFL lamp shall be re-cycled (of course...) in order to avoid mercury to leak into nature.
However, what does the equation look like for Sweden? In Sweden we have a large degree of hydro- and nuclear power production. Does that affect the figures? I have not looked deeper into this - anyone?