Saturday, January 28, 2023
HomeMiddle Column'It is astounding that the Japanese regulators think that your bedtime is...

‘It is astounding that the Japanese regulators think that your bedtime is government business’

-

Regulation of the Day 143: Your Bedtime

by RYAN YOUNG on JUNE 24, 2010

Japan’s Environment Ministry is encouraging its citizens to go to bed an hour earlier at night, and get up an hour earlier in the morning.

There is much wisdom in the old “early to bed, early to rise” adage. But that’s not what the Environment Ministry has in mind. They see going to bed early as a way to fight global warming.

By saving an hour’s worth of lighting and other electricity use every day, the Morning Challenge campaign says the average household can emit 85 fewer kilograms of carbon per year. Staying up late ensures mankind’s doom.

It is astounding that the Japanese regulators think that your bedtime is government business. Then again, this is the same country that has a legally allowable maximum waistline.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

NYT: Bomb Cyclone? Or Just Windy with a Chance of Hyperbole?

Wouldn't it be a tragedy if journalistic weather hyperbole got so bad, people started ignoring all the climate change hype? The post NYT: Bomb Cyclone?...

Could Growing Hemp Earn Carbon Credits?

According to the BBC, skilled hemp growers are looking to make money selling their product to the construction industry. The post Could Growing Hemp Earn...

Friday Funny: Long Term Career Plan Before Climate Apocalypse Hits

Give me your phone The post Friday Funny: Long Term Career Plan Before Climate Apocalypse Hits first appeared on Watts Up With That?.