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Response to juajen (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:34 PM

14. try to reduce yours and your neighbor's carbon footprints, though it's hard

and less effective without a coordinated effort by gov't to make it happen.

keep trying and keep trying to convince your friends, family and neighbors and remind them that all the things they don't want to sacrifice as things that their children will go without because their parents couldn't even sacrifice a little of them.

but in the end, all you can do is try. Europe has done many of the things we should be doing --so nobody can argue it's impossible.

one thing that will help is the recent trend away from suburbs to urbanized and dense cities, where almost everyone has a smaller carbon footprint. in cities, people live in smaller spaces, less to heat/cool and attached housing holds heat more easily and is easier to cool. people in cities tend to use more transit, which is more efficient there, especially than driving. finally, infrastructure is more cost effective and energy efficient in cities.

we just need to keep pushing the advantages of these things and eventually we will get some traction.

in our favor is that the younger generations are much more understanding of the values i'm describing. just like lots of them convinced their parents to vote for Obama, hopefully they'll also convince their parents to deal with environmental problems.

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