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Global Warming: Bournemouth Turns The Lights Off

by | 4th, January 2008

TO Bournemouth with the Telegraph: “A town’s Olympic-style flame is to be replaced by a lightbulb because of the enormous gas bills and the carbon emissions it gives off.

“The 15ft high Eternal Flame was a gift to Bournemouth, Dorset, from its local churches to mark the Millennium.

“Burning continuously, it provided a focus for the town square – at a cost of £8,000 a year. Church officials also realised its emissions were harming the environment.”

Wonder what will happen to the Olympic flame in 2012? Perhaps a large crayon drawing of a flame or a picture of the Chinese nuclear glow…?



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