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Sunday, April 20, 2008

 

Michael Pollan in the NYT Green Issue: Why Bother?

Michael Pollan answers the Green question: Why bother?

"Why bother? That really is the big question facing us as individuals hoping to do something about climate change, and it’s not an easy one to answer. I don’t know about you, but for me the most upsetting moment in “An Inconvenient Truth” came long after Al Gore scared the hell out of me, constructing an utterly convincing case that the very survival of life on earth as we know it is threatened by climate change. No, the really dark moment came during the closing credits, when we are asked to . . . change our light bulbs. That’s when it got really depressing. The immense disproportion between the magnitude of the problem Gore had described and the puniness of what he was asking us to do about it was enough to sink your heart."


The Green Issue - Climate Change - Environment - Energy Efficiency - Consumption - New York Times

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