08 Nov '11, 7pm

Green lifestyle choices won’t solve the climate problem, so stop feeling bad and start getting political

Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan, aka the Greenie Pig , is feeling guilty about her plane trip to a friend's wedding and decided to try to make up for it by rolling her own carbon offsets -- that is, skimping on car travel and other energy use to make up for all that jet fuel she helped burn. While I appreciate her avoiding offset schemes , I think rolling her own misses the point, and it makes her life harder than it needs to be. Elisabeth doesn't have much to feel guilty about, really. I guess instead of taking a plane, she should have taken the high-speed rail. Oh wait, we don't have any existing true high-speed rail lines in the U.S. Well, certainly she could have taken light rail from the airport to her final destination, or maybe rented an electric car. Oh wait, again. There is no light rail on that route. The airport doesn't rent electric cars, plus we don't have the infrast...

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