From: Spehro Pefhany
Subject: Re: best *personal* buys of the year 2002
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 14:21:40 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 09:21:40 EST
On Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:06:23 GMT, the renowned "Da Man"
>Driving a car around the block would likely produce more pollution!
Are the blocks 135km long on your planet?
"After all, a 3.5-horsepower lawn mower, if it's poorly tuned, will
emit the same amount of pollutants in one hour as a new car driven 340
>Besides, an electric mower is not innocent as it may seem anyway. That power
>comes from somewhere.
Of course. Clean hydroelectric, clean nuclear or fairly clean (because
of the huge scale) thermal, most likely.
My remark was, of course, tongue-in-cheek, but there *is* significant
pollution from these gasoline powered motors, especially the 2-stroke
variety. Personally I got rid of the electric mower because I got
tired of dragging around and splicing the cord. The lawn guys (or me
this year) use "petrol" mowers.
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