It's easy to cherry pick facts and numbers these days, but I know what seems abundantly clear to me. You can't change things by telling other people the way it is or how it ought to be. That's how folks in the Tea Party eventually get elected to office
-I don't have a ton of money
-I don't like cheap
-I don't like having too much overhead
-and don't plan on working for my entire life to pay off said overhead
So even if I wasn't an environmental wacko, I wouldn't change much
The president of Bolivia recently said something I thought was remarkable for a politician to say: "Freedom is about having the time to live."
Save the planet?? My answer is to do less shopping
and know where the things I buy come from. IMHO, there's no excuse for defeatism when the choices I make everyday have real-world consequences.