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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Better lightbulbs won't save the world

These are all nice ideas, but only the air travel tax and renewable energy proposals would have any macroscopic impact; the former could fund the latter. Once again, though, none of this will matter if it isn't part of a global campaign. The best thing Americans can do to help the environment is make climate change politically important.


  • At 11:48 PM, Blogger The Fed Ex of Funk said…

    date an environmental science student for a while, and you really see how they tie themselves in knots searching for minor improvements in their day-to-day efficiency instead of focusing more on the macro. Some would say that at least they have their hearts in the right place, but actually it's exactly in the wrong place. The big picture changes should be the focus.


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