Thank you for the laugh @mrs-b!But HIllary's emails...!!
Many of us liberals absolutely DO put our money where our mouths are. My husband and I did, to the tune of $21,000, to put 22 solar panels on our roof last spring. This is in addition to all the smaller things we have been doing for some time, like recycling, driving the most fuel-efficient cars we can afford, working mostly from home, driving the minimum necessary, etc..... We're scrimping and saving for the next items on the list: geothermal heating/cooling for our house and an electric car (when one of our current vehicles need replaced). There are only a couple of other houses with solar panels in our village - perhaps because our area of our state is pretty much as "red" as it gets. There is one nearby town that is a "blue haven" in that sea of red, though, and I see solar panels and windmills all over the place there, including a huge solar array in a field that I believe provides a good chunk of the power for good old liberal Antioch College.If the liberals are so green why arent the liberal states blanketed with windmills and solar panels? oh not in your backyard..
I am for that kind of stuff as long as the gov dont go all nazi about it.Other things our community have been doing, is credits for solar panels (my yard is too shaded for it to work for me) and a local group that does energy audits for houses, and if needed, weatherproofing. The weatherproofing is on a sliding scale where lower income people pay less than higher income folks. If people want to help not just reduce energy consumption but also the environment, the main rule is reduce. Everything from purchases, the use of plastics or paper or other packaging, the amount of meat and animal products, to the amount of driving one does. After that comes reusing, and recycling. These are not new ideas. These are the practices that our forefathers did when living on farms, living on a budget or living through the great depression. We all have the ability to be less wasteful.
Are you really that willfully ignorant? What exactly do you think air pollution (aka smog) is if not a toxic brew of greenhouse gasses altered by the sun into an even more toxic mess and trapped by local geography in low lying areas? And where do you think it comes from other than large corporations belching out CO2 and other emissions (mainly from burning coal and/or other fossil fuels) into the atmosphere. Well, that and exhaust emissions from cars (which also belch out C02 emissions in addition to a bunch of other toxic stuff). And where do you think it goes other than eventually dissipating into the atmosphere where it contributes to the loss of the ozone layer and global climate change?Which has nothing to do with global warming and everything to do with local pollution.
Being anti-global warming hysteria does not mean someone does not care about the environment.
But transferring more wealth to the 1%ers with frauds like carbon credits...well just stick it.
Giving our many away .. same answer.
If the liberals are so green why arent the liberal states blanketed with windmills and solar panels? oh not in your backyard..
You have no idea what our financial situation is. I don't own any of the kind of diamonds that you - clearly a conservative - or almost everyone else on this board does. I never will; the money will never be there. You have no idea how we scrimped and saved and saved and saved for years and years for this, because this was my husband, the scientist's, dream, so that he can live with himself as he can, as a scientist, clearly see where this world is going. Instead of going out to eat. Instead of buying new clothes - unless you count buying them at the thrift store, because that's the only place I've been able to afford to buy them for the last three years. Instead of buying the big new diamonds that I fancy here and would love to have. For your information, I have disabilities that prevent me from working any more than a little bit of part-time here and there. My husband will be laid off at the end of the year. He's looking for another position, but at his age, the odds are not in his favor. But he, and I, believe in something - that our lives aren't just about our own comfort or desires, or our town's, or our state's, or even our country's. Our duty is to leave this world a little bit better place for ALL living things.Only liberals have that kind of $$$.