Want to fight global warming? Take the day off

Now, here’s a suggestion on how to beat global warming.

At Monday’s San Leandro City Council work session on affordable housing, Councilman Bill Stephens had an idea on how to reduce CO2 emissions while providing people with housing in the city: cut back the work week to four days instead of five.

He said he was surprised nothing had been proposed yet in any of the presidential debates to push back the work week since the global warming situation has become so dire. And he suggested that since people are living longer and spending more time at home, reducing the work week could keep people closer to home and less dependent on the automobile.

“It’s astonishing that we’re giving up more of our free time in America,” Stephens said Monday night.

Does anybody agree with this?