Skip to comments.Weird but true: Shedding of clothes by men can reduce global warming
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 ...
Stupid Brits. Wool in India..... but of course. We musn’t abandon that which is civilized
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)
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.
The poster boy for the Manzier.
muu-muus for the office? May be an idea whose time has come.
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.
I may wear a backless suit jacket.
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.
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).
Now yer talkin'.
This gives me great concern.
This is really an important discovery.
Many of my coworkers use heaters in their cubicles.
That person would be in Downey, California.
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!
Let’s just wait and see, shall we? Let’s NOT and say we did? Let’s not and just forget about it!
That man isn’t wearing any pants.
Nah,just wear a Scots Short Kilt.
Only if you shave your back hair.
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...
Weird but true: people will believe this story....
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).
“What’s yer handle?”
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.
Clothing optional makes sense in a country that can hit 120 degrees. And not a dry heat.
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.
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.
IMHO, the necktie is the most useless piece of men’s apparel.
Very stupid article. Not worth ripping apart.
Goodness...you’re pretty saucy.