Sunday, February 01, 2009

Why flat-screen TV's suck

Interesting info's about the flat-screenTV craze and the enormous environmental hazards HDTV's cause:

Guardian, UK
Environment: Climate risk from flat-screen TVs

Do flat-screen TVs eat more energy?

LA Times, USA
A climate threat from TVs, chips
They’re made with nitrogen trifluoride, a synthetic chemical that has 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, scientists say.

The Independent, UK
Giant plasma TVs face ban in battle to green Britain
New rules will phase out energy-guzzling flatscreen televisions as the EU brings its climate campaign to the living room

Your Flat Screen Has (Greenhouse) Gas
A chemical used in the manufacturing of flat-screen televisions could rival some of the world's most potent greenhouse gases.

USA specific:

UK specific:

Guardian, UK
Is it OK ... to buy an HDTV?
Leo Hickman's guide to a good life

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