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  •  Yeah, I try to be optimistic, but I cannot say (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, flitedocnm

    that I disagree with what you've said at all.

    I've driven a compact, gas-saving car of some type for over 30 years.   In the late 1970s, we used to think it would help save the world.  Even in the early 1990s, we thought we could make a difference.

    I actually like driving smaller cars, as it's more convenient, easier to get around, easier to park, etc.   But it seems I've done that in vain -- saving a bit of money perhaps, but not the world.

    Individual action can't make an impact in something this big.  It requires concerted effort and mandated, organized responses.  And that takes government action and government interaction.  And that does not appear to be in sight, perhaps outside Germany and a few other places too small to put a big enough dent in emissions.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 10:38:15 PM PST

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