Do we honestly believe, as an aside, if climate change is anthropogenic, that there is anything we can do at this point to reverse the trends?posted by methylsalicylate at 8:37 AM on May 17, 2001
Indoctrinate, you mean.
And by the way, palegirl, what sort of computer do you use? Are you aware that certain processors need more energy than others, and give off far more heat than others? (Which adds to your air conditioning costs, for example.) When you're not using your computer, do you turn it off? Not just the monitor either, the whole thing. And not just overnight, but whenever you're not using it. Or do you leave it on for the convenience? Heck, why do you have a computer at all? You COULD go to a lab or cybercafe all the time. Most of what you do with computers is an unnecessary addition to your lifestyle.
Translation: You're focusing on SUVs as your bugaboo of the moment because it's the current fad. And anyone who examined your personal lifestyle for more than a few moments could find any number of things you do that they consider needless, wasteful, and/or evil ... so much so that they would consider committing crimes against you in order to stop you from doing them. Just as you are considering in your original post.posted by aaron at 10:57 AM on May 17, 2001
Mhm. How about if the oil companies simply decide to raise the price to $5/gallon on their own? The effect on driving would be identical.posted by aaron at 11:03 AM on May 17, 2001
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