Published on May 13, 2008
Section Green Report / Media
When it comes to saving the planet, are personal choices enough? Quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of the Chicken Little predictions that the earth is on the verge of collapse. It’s not that I buy into the “Global warming? What global warming?” claims, it’s just that every week, somebody new writes an article about how quickly the end will come if we don’t change immediately.
Anyone who is paying attention will have noticed that oil hit $125 per barrel on April 28.
Hmm… So, what does that mean? Because I don’t see anyone driving less — our dear President’s interim solution after Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf. And I certainly don’t see people slowing down — as far as I know, I’m the only one pushing this solution, even though by dropping from 70 to 60, we would save at least 3%, which is good for the pocketbook and for CO2 levels.