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Re: Paint your house white

Post: #162910 revJonny
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:13 pm

The new American Secretary of Energy (Nobel Prize Winner, can't remember his name) recently suggested that if all roofs, roads and pavements where painted white, it would reduce Global Warming as much as taking all cars off the road for 10 years.

Also, wouldn't painting your roof black to absorb as much heat in the winter, leave you totally exposed to excess heat in the summer. Insulation protects you from both.
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Re: Paint your house white

Post: #162917 contadino
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:14 pm

revJonny wrote:The new American Secretary of Energy (Nobel Prize Winner, can't remember his name) recently suggested that if all roofs, roads and pavements where painted white, it would reduce Global Warming as much as taking all cars off the road for 10 years.

Also, wouldn't painting your roof black to absorb as much heat in the winter, leave you totally exposed to excess heat in the summer. Insulation protects you from both.


Yes, that's why insulating your house properly is a much better option than painting it black or white.

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Re: Paint your house white

Post: #162925 Cloud
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:22 pm

Painting the all roads white would probably solve the unemployment problem :cheers:
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