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Weird but true: Shedding of clothes by men can reduce global warming
The Economic Times (India) ^ | May 4, 2013 | by TK Arun

Posted on 05/04/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

NEW DELHI: Sartorial inequality between the genders is a cause for climate change. When it comes to formal dressing, women tend to cover themselves lightly, if not minimally, while men feel obliged to wear a jacket and a tie, even in the summer warmth of tropical India. When they share the same air-conditioned room, another sort of gender inequality ensures the temperature is kept at a level that makes suited men comfortable, even if it leaves the fairer sex covered with goosebumps.

If the men were to shed a few layers of clothing, the room temperature could be raised by at least 3 degrees centigrade. The power saved on airconditioning across millions of sq ft of built-up space would be a lot. Power saved is carbon-dioxide emissions averted.

(Excerpt) Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; socialism

1 posted on 05/04/2013 8:12:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Marcella
Justification.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/04/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Stupid Brits. Wool in India..... but of course. We musn’t abandon that which is civilized


3 posted on 05/04/2013 8:17:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hah. India does come up with some good ones. They are a macabre society. Weird doesn't begin to describe them.

Not surprising with a culture that has some 300 million deities--humans, animals, objects and all combinations thereof.

My husband was SURE that SOMEwhere in India SOMEone was worshipping a '56 Chevy. :o)

4 posted on 05/04/2013 8:17:57 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The story makes a good point, even if the globull warming reasoning is pure BS.

If men dressed like modern American women, we’d wear sleeveless shirts, sandals, and short pants with a cutout for a form-fitting (but often padded) lycra/silk codpiece. It would lower the A/C bill quite a bit for businesses.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 8:24:32 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Shedding of clothes by men can reduce global warming

No thanks.

6 posted on 05/04/2013 8:26:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
too bad "shrinkage" did not apply to George's moobs

The poster boy for the Manzier.

7 posted on 05/04/2013 8:29:39 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: martin_fierro
Conversely, shedding of clothes by women can increase "local" warming....
8 posted on 05/04/2013 8:33:26 AM PDT by mikrofon (No evidence required)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

muu-muus for the office? May be an idea whose time has come.


9 posted on 05/04/2013 8:33:34 AM PDT by married21
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is a myth that clothes that cover the body make one so much hotter. Baseball players (except for the White Sox of the 70s and maybe the Astros, have always worn full body gear while engaged in outdoor activity during the day. For decades, wool uniforms were part of the deal.

Men’s wool suits come in summer weights that are very light, and breathe nicely. A white or other light colored suit can reflect the sun. I dare say that a man wearing a white summer weight suit with a Panama hat in Mississippi may actually be more comfortable and cooler than a counter-culture type wearing a black t-shirts, jeabs, and a backwards facing baseball cap.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 8:34:45 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: martin_fierro; Gamecock; F15Eagle

I may wear a backless suit jacket.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 8:34:54 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What global warming?

There was a tremendous snowstorm that covered much of the upper Midwest the other day, the second day of May. May is supposed to be SPRINGTIME, and the snowbanks are all supposed to be gone.

Thermodynamics is just not supporting the repeated warnings about “global warming”. No matter how many times it is reiterated.

“Cold” is just kind the negative of “warm”.

I’m waiting for the advance of glaciers on Atlanta, Georgia.

Bananas in Labrador now seem highly unlikely.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 8:36:02 AM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
“Justification.”

You have probably saved more carbon-dioxide emission than any man on the planet since you hate to wear pants and don't much/most of the time. And, when you need them after a holiday celebration, you have to climb on the roof to find them. You are special (and weird).

13 posted on 05/04/2013 8:38:24 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: mikrofon; llevrok; Larry Lucido

Now yer talkin'.

14 posted on 05/04/2013 8:42:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This gives me great concern.

This is really an important discovery.


15 posted on 05/04/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Many of my coworkers use heaters in their cubicles.


16 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:08 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: cloudmountain
My husband was SURE that SOMEwhere in India SOMEone was worshipping a '56 Chevy.

That person would be in Downey, California.

17 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: martin_fierro

I know an lady from India She said it gets 120f there what’s 3 effin degrees!
Just tell the men they have to stay outside!


18 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s just wait and see, shall we? Let’s NOT and say we did? Let’s not and just forget about it!


19 posted on 05/04/2013 8:47:45 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: martin_fierro

That man isn’t wearing any pants.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Bryanw92

Nah,just wear a Scots Short Kilt.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: martin_fierro
Those legs are so dang bright, I need sunglasses


22 posted on 05/04/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Only if you shave your back hair.


23 posted on 05/04/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: martin_fierro
Sez you.


24 posted on 05/04/2013 8:54:33 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

George Orwell wrote his first novel based on his time as a British Officer in British Burma. The first 30 pages talk almost constantly of the Western characters complaining about the heat and their clothing...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_Days


25 posted on 05/04/2013 8:58:55 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Weird but true: people will believe this story....


26 posted on 05/04/2013 9:16:48 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Bryanw92
Wearing Togas, Japanese Yukatas, or cotton Kilts would also be more comfortable. Especially if by reducing "global warming" we're talking about cooling off two specific little globes. Now that formal look is reserved for judges, preachers, graduating seniors, and the tenor, baritone, and bass sections of Sunday choirs.

I've suspected the historic change from robes to trousers had something to do with horseback riding. Shouldn't matter anymore driving a car. And it's no coincidence that on Star Trek all the older and fatter Federation citizens (aka "actors") always seemed garbed in loose robes. Skinny men were in form fitting pants and the female crew in miniskirts and tight tops. They all looked good and could get away with it. Most of the guys I know my age would look better and be far more comfortable in something resembling a male moo moo (although the Samurai look might be more dashing and equally comfortable).


27 posted on 05/04/2013 9:19:30 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Daffynition; martin_fierro

“What’s yer handle?”


28 posted on 05/04/2013 9:20:02 AM PDT by mikrofon (10.4)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Doing it to prevent MMGW is stupid. In Arizona, years ago, “to save electricity and money” in the hot summer months, men who wore neckties were encouraged to wear bolo ties.


29 posted on 05/04/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Clothing optional makes sense in a country that can hit 120 degrees. And not a dry heat.


30 posted on 05/04/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Humm, picture a 300 pound man with more hair on his back than his head wearing a sleeveless shirt and bermuda shorts with black socks and sandals sitting in a cubicle. dd a few large hairy moles on his shoulders.

I would put the thermostat on 50 to force him to cover that mess up.


31 posted on 05/04/2013 9:47:35 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And we all know that the ones who would gladly run around naked are NOT the ones women(or anyone else) would want to see.


32 posted on 05/04/2013 9:53:41 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bflr


33 posted on 05/04/2013 10:04:10 AM PDT by colinhester
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

IMHO, the necktie is the most useless piece of men’s apparel.


34 posted on 05/04/2013 10:08:49 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Very stupid article. Not worth ripping apart.


35 posted on 05/04/2013 10:46:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: mikrofon

Goodness...you’re pretty saucy.


36 posted on 05/04/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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