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Greenpeace 'penguins' protest use of incandescent bulbs

Greenpeace activists dressed up as penguins and staged a demonstration here on Thursday in their quest to seek a ban on the use of incandescent bulbs.

New Delhi, May 3 : Greenpeace activists dressed up as penguins and staged a demonstration here on Thursday in their quest to seek a ban on the use of incandescent bulbs.

Holding placards that read "Penguin Family from Antarctica" and calling themselves climate refugees, they said that the luminous bubs should be banned to save their habitat.

They claimed that conventional bulbs increased carbon dioxide emissions, and demanded the use of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs).

Greenpeace says the use of CFLs would not only help in reducing carbon emissions but also save on energy.

"The public engagement campaign is about the offending bulbs that are destroying the habitat of cute penguins as well as yours. Glowing bulbs are a threat and they should be removed," said Brikesh Singh, a Greenpeace campaigner.

The Greenpeace said it would hold a climate patrol on May 4.

"We are launching a nation-wide campaign for the next 15-20 days, as across the country people are suffering from heat stroke, power crisis. We need to know that it is all because of this. We will stop all activities which lead to a wastage of electricity. We will replace bulbs at all places where we can and change them with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights)," a campaigner said.Many scientists blame the rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, over the past century for global warming.

India's per capita carbon emissions in 2001 was at 0.25 tonnes. At the same time, the carbon emissions are expected to grow at an average three percent a year until 2025, compared with 1.5 percent in the United States, because of India's ambitious energy sector expansion plans.

ANI

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