It's been working, for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped and the climate has cooled. All thanks to gcaveman1, kind of amazing for a guy who forgot the password to the gcaveman username; solving the climate crisis. Now, we're good.Letís make it clear before I begin that my faith is in science, and not in Rush Limburger or Faux Noos.
What deniers may consider sacrifices, I consider privileges and duties. My mother raised me to be moral, and my father taught me honesty. I'm Southern.
I believe in the power of the individual.
I live in a superinsulated, white, passive solar house of moderate size. I have a solar water pre-heater. Solar energy covers, conservatively, 60% of my heating needs. Every light bulb in the house is florescent. Two 8000 Btu window ACís cool the whole house, sometimes too much. Sometimes the house can overheat a little. In the winter. So I pull the shades down. I'm toying with the idea of building my own windmill, like the 14-year-old in Malawi did. I'm pricing PV panels.
With my CFLís, my garden, and my belief in the power of the individual, I have already changed the world. Iíve been doing it for decades. I didnít have to adopt any changes. I didnít have to change. Iíve always been this way.
Let the consumer, the individual make the decisions, not onerous taxation, mandates and regulation.