“What, yelling produces more carbon dioxide or something?”
“No, but setting up separate households does.”
“So we’re stuck together?”
“It seems so.”
Fortunately, my wife and I get along fabulously, so we won’t be contributing to global warning by splitting up. But divorced households apparently are responsible for an extra 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity use, reports the Los Angeles Times .
Divorced families, which account for 15 percent of the 110 million households, use 3.7 rooms per person compared with 2.5 for married couples, reports the Times on a study being published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. As a result, divorced couples use 46 percent more electricity than married ones.
I’m guessing divorcees use 56 percent more water because at least one of the parents can shower without a kiddy brawl interrupting a few moments of bliss.
So there you have it. Staying married is “green.” I await our bonus carbon credits in the mail.