Hotcold Take: We Should Switch To A Four Day Work Week For ‘Climate Change’

It’s always something with these people. But, they don’t mean getting your normal hours in four days

Need another reason to switch to a 4-day workweek? It helps fight climate change

When the pandemic first forced offices to close and the number of commuters on roads suddenly dropped, the environmental impact was visible in cities like Los Angeles and New Delhi: Smog disappeared as more cars stayed at home. Carbon emissions temporarily fell. A new report looks at how some of the same benefits could come from a shift in schedules if more companies shifted to a four-day work week.

Except, the smog is not “carbon emission/pollution.” It was glorious with cleaner air, though, wasn’t it?

The report, from the 4 Day Week Campaign and the environmental organization Platform London, found that if the U.K. moved to a four-day working week by 2025, emissions could drop by 127 million metric tons, or more than 20%—roughly equivalent to taking the country’s entire fleet of private cars off roads.

Wait for it

“I think for quite a long time now, especially the last couple of years, the benefits of a four-day working week with no loss of pay—in terms of the boost that we’re given in terms of mental health and well-being of workers—has been very obvious and increasingly understood across the board,” says Joe Ryle, a campaigner with the 4 Day Week Campaign, an organization pushing for a 32-hour workweek (with full-time pay) in the U.K. Some businesses are also realizing that a shorter week can boost productivity because workers are more focused and refreshed when they are in the office. “But actually, there’s a whole other side to it,” he says. “It’s also going to be very good for the environment.”

So, they want Government to mandate a 4 day/32 hour work week while forcing companies to pay for 40 hours. What of those who work 40+ hours? Some work way more. Will they be restricted? Will they be compensated?

Longer working hours are also associated with more consumption, adding to the total carbon footprint. With an extra day off, some studies suggest that people would be more likely to spend their time on low-carbon activities like spending time with family, going to a park, volunteering, or walking to do errands rather than driving.

They’ll just have less money to do stuff as they are forced to work less by Government. If anyone thinks a company is going to pay for a free extra day they’re nuts.

Elsewhere in Climate Cult, clearing out the saved articles

U.S. state treasurers warn Kerry not to pressure banks on climate

Treasurers from 15 U.S. states warned U.S. climate envoy John Kerry in a letter this week that they could withdraw assets from any banks that reduce loans to fossil fuel companies, following reports that the Biden administration has pressured financial institutions over such loans.

Yes, the guy who takes lots of fossil fueled flights

Climate crisis inflicting huge ‘hidden costs’ on mental health

The climate crisis is damaging the mental health of hundreds of millions of people around the world but the huge costs are hidden, scientists have warned.

More like climate cultists fearmongering the coming doom is causing this. And Comrade Bernie has a little bit of a hypocrisy issue on climate and capitalism. He loves his very cold rooms and loves private fossil fueled flights

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13 Responses to “Hotcold Take: We Should Switch To A Four Day Work Week For ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Nothing like less of everything to lower CO2. Less medicine. Less energy. Less comfort. Less travel. Less food. Less life span. Less standard of living across the board. Of course, the “less” will never apply to the leaders. Just look at any communist country. They live like kings and billionaires.

    • Hairy says:

      Wow you guys sound like you really love your jobs !!
      😡 And now those damn commies are trying to take away one of your work days
      Well of course the more you work the more stuff you can buy and having a lot of stuff IS important
      Look at poor Kye he sacrificed his health to get wealth

  2. Dana says:

    Nothing quite like forcing employers to shell out 100% of pay for 80% of work.

    • Hairy says:

      Yeah it’s like the 30s all over again with workers demanding less hours and more pay

  3. Cardiff Giant says:

    I thought the world ended already. I don’t remember if it was under water, froze, or burned up. Oh, what, none of that happened over the past 50 years. Well I guess we will see tomorrow…or something. Considering the same brains have been in Washington for decades, why have they not solved this just like every other problem?

  4. Hairy says:

    Is the 4 day work week part of that globalization thing?
    If we dont want china to overtake us should we all go to 6 day work weeks? Maybe bump retirement up to 70yo?
    We must earn more money !! Teach has often pointed out that most Americans can not afford to buy an average priced new car “or the slightly cheaper Teslz mid 3”

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Leave it to those lazy Euro-Americans to want more money for less work!

    Meanwhile Asians, Africans and Middle Easterners are working their asses off daily.

    How will workers earn money when robots do most of the jobs?

    Face it, the excesses of capitalism are uniting workers, as the non-elites work harder and harder and the elites get richer and richer. If we want to avoid pitchforks and torches we should listen to the people.

  6. Doug Hagin says:

    I loved 4 day weeks, but I worked the same hours. Of course in Texas a right to work state, that was possible

  7. Professor Hale says:

    Normally a 4 day work-week is what socialists proclaim is a cure for unemployment. It causes employers to hire more employees to fill the gap. Due to Obamacare, many US employers already do this by not hiring any full time employees for most tasks and thereby skirt the employee mandate of the ACA. Reducing the standard workweek would push all those part timers back into the “full time” category.

    Problem is, with COVID, the USA is feeling a labor shortage right now. The solution to that, according to activists from both parties, is more immigration.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      We understand from our betters on the right, that the COVID pandemic is a hoax – really no more than a mild case of the flu.

      How could that cause a labor shortage?? The way for competent business persons to solve an artificial labor shortage is to raise wage offerings.

      The US DOES face a dwindling fertility rate in American caucasians. So how is that problem solved without immigration?

      Regarding healthcare, the US could adopt any number of successful systems from amongst the advanced nations. Clearly, tying healthcare to employment is anti-free-market.

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