Stacy McCain raises an excellent point: Reducing Miami’s carbon footprint to the level demanded by the eco-fascists would, in effect, reduce Miami to nonexistence. The eco-fascists are, of course, ok with that, because Miami is full of rich people and the wrong kind of brown people (the ones that vote Republican). But the rest of us ought to think it over.
Here’s my personal criterion for taking an eco-weenie seriously: Have you, yourself, personally, sworn off the Five A’s?
- Air conditioning
If not, it’s time to STFU. All of those things come directly out of the industrial revolution, and would not exist without it. That’s the world you’re trying to send us back to. No, really — you do realize aspirin comes from factories, right? Nasty, Gaia-wounding, globe-heating factories. As does everything else on that list.
And I do mean sworn off. It’s not enough to ride your bike down to the co-op, because that stuff, too, comes from… automobiles. What, you think Seventh Generation — headquartered in Burlington, Vermont — has a bunch of little elves right down the road cranking out their products? It’s big ol’ honkin’, pollutin’ Jimmy Petes what bring that stuff to your local hippy-dip store. So unless you get your food from a local farmer, transported by a horse-drawn wagon, you need to STFU.
Again, this is the world you want us to live in. You first, buckaroo. Try it for six months, and then get back to me with your grandiose plan to save the world from weather, mmmkay?Loading Likes...