Back in Mark Twain's day, as in our own, everybody used to complain about the weather. But in those long-ago days of intolerance and closed-minded bigotry, activists claiming to be able to control the weather for the low low price of... would have been tarred and feathered and laughed at as madmen or mountebanks before being run out of town.
Develop an individual- or family-based rationing system for selected carbon-intense activities like airline travel or even car travel. Rationing is a more democratic way of restricting consumption than taxation.Restricting others' selfish desires doesn't just feel good -- it is demanded by the very survival of the planet. Let us progress together in rage against the machine. Let us ban, mandate, and require.
Mandatory energy audits for all. That would be totally super cool and awesome, like when you can fit the classes from all five of your courses into four days and get a weekday off.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, June 19, 2007